Category Archives: Certification


The revision of ISO 50001 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 23 August 2017 to 4 October 2017. ISO 50001 is … Continue reading

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Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…

Friday, 15 September 2017 will the mark the start of a final year-long process, which began on 15 September 2015 – The three-year transition period for users of ISO 14001:2004 & that will end on Friday, 14 September 2018. And … Continue reading

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ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available

As reported in an earlier post (Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. The ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by each National Member … Continue reading

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UK National Risk Register: Can it help with identifying your environmental risks?

Recently, I have been reflecting on the emphasis on risk management in the revised ISO 14001:2015 & researching the available resources to assist in the development of the risks and opportunities for my clients. One resource that I draw upon … Continue reading

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OHSMS Auditor Competence Criteria published

The European cooperation for Accreditation (EA) has recently published a new document to facilitate a harmonized approach for accreditation of certification bodies providing certification of Occupational Health and Safety management systems (OHSMS). The document entitled “EA – 3/13 EA Document on the Application … Continue reading

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IAF Study may lead to global database of Management Systems certificates

Following ISO’s decision to cancel a project to establish a global database of management systems certificates in 2014, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has been exploring the feasibility of developing a similar database. It is widely recognised that an international database would … Continue reading

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Key ISMS Amendments

Users including certified organisations, certification bodies and their auditors & National Accreditation Bodies should be aware of amendments made by way of a corrigenda to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27002:2013. It is not often that ISO issue corrigenda (or amendments) … Continue reading

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