• ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 transition Release time: 2016-11-18 View: 2358
  • ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 transition
    ISO confirms that the formal publication date for ISO 9001:2015 is 15 September 2015. In line with IAF ID 9: 2015 Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 9001:2015, this communiqué also confirms that the transition of certified organisations to ISO 9001:2015 must be complete by 15 September 2018. This now means that the transition of organisations to ISO 14001:2015 covered in IAF ID 10:2015 Transition Planning Guidance for ISO 14001:2015, will work to exactly the same transition dates as ISO 9001:2015.

    Following the joint IAF-ISO Joint Communique that confirms the formal publication date of ISO 9001:2015 IAF and the JAS ANZ TRANSITION UPDATE ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, InterConformity Assessment and Certification adopts following policies:

    The expiry date of certificates issued as per ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 will be no later than 15 September 2018. The 3 years certification cycle as per concluded certification agreement will still be valid but the certified customer will need to update its management system to the ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015 standard.
    All transition activities shall be completed by 15 September 2018.
    New applications for certification to ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 will not be accepted after 15 September 2017, as these certifications would expire prior to the first maintenance audit.
    Transition activities may be carried out through:
    As part of the normal certification program, i.e. by regular Surveillance Audits, as per scheduled activities. In this case, 50 % additional time is required to ensure that all activities are covered for the existing and new standards;
    Special Audits on request of the client and submitting of an application for transition. In this case, by the application review the audit duration is determined as for an initial certification (stage 1 is performed off site by document examination and stage 2 on site). Surveillance is carried out as per the normal certification program.
    Initial Certification Audits following a new application. This will be considered a new project and shall be treated as a regular certification. A new certification program will be determined. In case of issuing of the certificate(s) for the ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015, the old certificate(s) based on ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 sgall be cancelled and withdrawn.
    No additional fees are applicable for the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015 performed through regular surveillance audits.
    IST Assessment and Certification recommends that clients implements new requirements and initiate the transition procedure to the requirement of the standards ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015 by the first surveillance/recertification audit following publishing of this policy to ensure sufficient time to resolve findings or other issues by the 15 September 2017 deadline.
    Any certificates for ISO 9001:2008 and/ISO 14001:2004 will be removed from the Certification Register as of 15 September 2018.