Did You Know That It Is One Year Until The Transition Deadline For ISO 9001 And ISO 14001

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September 2017 marks one year before all organisations currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2008 need to be re-certified to the 2015 versions of these standards, for the continuation of their compliancy.

Failure to achieve certification to the 2015 standard by the deadline will mean the certificate is no longer valid.

If you are still to update your certification to the 2015 standards, you can contact one of our dedicated staff here at Interface NRM, who would be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

This week has seen companies from the Construction & Service Industries, in Warwickshire and Stoke On Trent updating their certification to the new standards.

Additional information on these transitions can be found here for ISO 9001 And ISO 14001.


FAQ’s About ISO 14001:2015

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ISO 14001:2015 update

Who is it for?

This Standard is perfect for any SME, multi-sites and larger organisations, no matter the nature of the business.

What is it for?

The Standard helps organisations achieve industry regulated requirements to demonstrate to stakeholders that you consider the environment, and could give you more success when applying for tenders.

It also provides help on how to integrate the use of environmental performance evaluation techniques (EPE) and how to seamlessly merge Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with other compatible management systems, such as ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS).

This Standard is also very useful for multi-sites, as it provides a steady framework all sites can work to when implementing ISO 14001.

How can my business benefit?

The Standard can help your organisation develop, whilst still reducing the environmental impact of your organisational growth. It aids in enhancing your reputation with customers, stakeholders and the public, whilst also meeting regulatory Standards set by the industry, as well as local authorities and the government and assists you in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PPQ) stage when applying for tenders. For many industries, an up-to-date ISO 14001 certificate is a necessity to be considered for a tender.

How is this different to my ISO 14001:2004 Standard?

The Standard was updated to make sure it seamlessly provided continual help with your business processes, enabling you to save money and deal with the environmental challenges that lie ahead in the near future. Whilst it still maintains a phased approach when managing risk and legislation compliance, other phases and stages have been updated.

Read a more in-depth review of the ISO 14001:2015 update, and comparisons with the 2004 version of the Standard here.

ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognised Standard. If you have any questions or would like a free quote, call us today on 01952 288325 and talk to a member of our dedicated team or fill out our online enquiry form

ISO 9001:2008 vs ISO 9001:2015 Comparison Table

Interface NRM table of comparison for ISO 9001 Standard

With the new ISO 9001:2015 release earlier this year, there have been some changes to the Quality Management System standard. We have put together the table below as a convenient way for clients to distinguish the changes, and see how they compare to the previous ISO 9001:2008 version. The structure of the new standard is now Annex SL and therefore some significant clauses have changed.

Previous ISO 9001:2008 Clause Number New ISO 9001:2015 Clause Number
1. Scope 1. Scope
1.1 General 1. Scope
1.2 Application 1. Scope
2. Normative Reference 2. Normative Reference
3. Terms and Definitions 3. Terms and Definitions
4. Quality Management System N/A
4.1 General Requirements 4.4 Quality Management System and it’s processes
4.2 Documentation Requirements 7.5 Documented Information
4.2.1 General 7.5.1 General
4.2.2 Quality Manual N/A removes as no longer explicitly required. The content can however, be found in 4.3 Determining the Scope of the QMS, 4.4 QMS and it’s processes and 7.5.1 General
4.2.3 Control of Documents 7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
4.2.4 Control Records 7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
5. Management Responsibility 5. Leadership
5.1 Management Commitment 5.1 Leadership and Commitment and 5.1.1 Leadership and Commitment for the QMS
5.2 Customer Focus 5.1 Leadership and Commitment
5.3 Quality Policy 5.2 Policy
5.4 Planning (title only) 6. Planning
5.4.1 Quality Objectives 6.2 Quality Objectives and Planning to achieve them
5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning 6.1 Actions to address Risks and Opportunities and 6.3 Planning of Changes
5.5 Responsibility authority and Communication (title only) 5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities and 7.4 Communication
5.5.1 Responsibility and Authority 5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
5.5.1 Management Representative N/A
5.5.3 Internal Communication 7.4 Communication
5.6 Management Review (title only) 9.3 Management Review
5.6.1 General 9.3.1 General
5.6.2 Review input 9.3.2 Management Review inputs
5.6.3 Review output 9.3.2 Management Review outputs
6. Resource Management N/A
6.1 Provision of Resources 7.1 Resources and 7.1.1 General
6.2 Human Resources (title only) 7.1.2 People, 7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.2.1 General 7.2 Competence
6.2.2 Competence, Training, and Awareness 7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.3 Infrastructure 7.1.3 Infrastructure
6.4 Work Environment 7.1.4 Environment for the Operation of processes
7. Product Realisation N/A
7.1 Planning of Product Realisation 8.1 Operational Planning and Control
7.2 Customer Related Process (title only) 8.2 Requirements for Products and Control
7.2.1 Determination of Requirements related to the Product 8.2.2 Determination of Requirements related to Products and Services and 8.55 Post-delivery Activities
7.2.2 Review of Requirements related to the Product 8.2.3 Review of Requirements related to Products and Services
7.2.3 Customer Communication 8.2.1 Customer Communication
7.3 Design and Development (title only) 8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services
7.3.1 Design and Development Planning 8.3.2 Design and Development Planning
7.3.2 Design and Development Inputs 8.3.3 Design and Development inputs
7.3.3 Design and Development Outputs 8.3.5 Design and Development outputs
7.3.4 Design and Development Review 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.5 Design and Development Verification 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.6 Design and Development Validation 8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.7 Design and Development Changes 8.3.6 Design and Development Changes
7.4 Purchasing (title only) 8.4 Control of externally provided Products and Services
7.4.1 Purchasing Process 8.4.1 General and 8.4.2 Type and extent of Control
7.4.2 Purchasing information 8.4.3 Information for external providers
7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product 8.4.2 Type and extent of control and 8.6 Release of Products and Services
7.5 Production and Service Provision (title only) 8.5 Production and Service provision
7.5.1 Control of Production and Service provision 8.5 Production and Service provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service provision 8.5 Production and Services provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.3 Identification and Traceability 8.5.2 Identification and Traceability
7.5.4 Customer Property 8.5.3 Property belonging to customers or external providers
7.5.5 Preservation of Product 8.5.4 Preservation
7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment 7.5.1 Monitoring and Measuring Resources
8. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement N/A
8.1 General 9.1.1 General
8.2 Monitoring and Measurement (title only) 9.1 Monitoring, Measuring, Analysis and Evaluation
8.2.1 Customer Satisfaction 9.1.2 Customer Satisfaction
8.2.2 Internal Audit 9.2 Internal Audit
8.2.3 Monitoring and Measurement of Processes 9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation and 9.1.1 General
8.2.4 Monitoring and Measurement of Product 8.6 Release of Products and Services
8.3 Control of Nonconforming Product 8.7 Control of Nonconforming process outputs, 10.1 General and 10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
8.4 Analysis of Data 9.1.3 Analysis and Evaluation
8.5 Improvement (title only) 10. Improvement
8.5.1 Continual Improvement 10.1 General and 10.3 Continual Improvement
8.5.2 Corrective Action

10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action

8.5.3 Preventative Action 6.1 Actions to address Risk and Opportunities

You can find out more about the changes to ISO 9001 via previous posts in our blog. You can also feel free to give us a call or fill in our online enquiry form should you wish to become ISO 9001 certified, or upgrade your existing ISO 9001 system. Interface NRM specialises in UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.

Understanding the ISO 9001 Changes

Understanding the Changes to the new ISO 9001 Standard, ISO 9001:2015

As we have discussed before in our previous blogs, ISO standards are reviewed every 5 years to ensure they remain relevant. The most recent review has led to a revision; the new standard is now the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and with it comes some changes.

So what areas of the standard have been impacted the most by the revision?

  • Higher Level Structure

A new Higher Level Structure is adopted in the new standard, with an aim to widen the scope of the Quality Management System (QMS). With this new higher level structure, the sections of the ISO 9001 standard have been increased. The ISO 9001:2008 sections were as follows:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative Reference
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Quality Management System
  5. Management Responsibility
  6. Resource Management
  7. Product Realisation
  8. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

However, the sections for the new ISO 9001:2015 standard are:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of the Organisation
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement

As can be seen in comparing the two lists above, some changes have been made to the clauses of the standard. These changes comply with ‘Annex SL’ which is a framework that will be applied to all ISO management standards, meaning that integration of multiple standards will be made more efficient and effective.

  • Leadership

The new section ‘Leadership’ may not seem like much of a change at all. However, the new ISO 9001:2015 standard will require more of a hands on approach from the higher level management of an organisation. If, for example, your organisation currently had a team of specified people who deal with your ISO certification and your higher level management just hand it down to them, that will change. Higher level management will now take more of a leadership approach; they will become responsible for the performance of the management system and highlighting improvements. This new emphasis on leadership is to ensure that there is company wide motivation in maintaining an effective and efficient management system.

  • Improvement

The new ISO 9001 standard put more of an emphasis on improvement; as a pose to section 8. of ISO 9001:2008 ‘Measurement, Analysis and Improvement’, there is now section 10. with ‘Improvement’ alone. The importance of improvement in the new standard brings about more risk assessment to highlight areas that need improving; both negative and positive risks. This revision means that there will be more of a focus on improving the quality performance rather than improving the management system. This will align the QMS with your organisations key performance goals.

The revision of ISO 9001 is innovative. It will help you and your organisation grow and maintain equitable improvements. ISO 9001:2015 is of high quality and will benefit your company in both quality and performance.

Contact Interface NRM today if you have any more questions about ISO 9001:2015. If you are already one of our clients and are currently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard do not worry. There is a 3 year transition period and we will send out the information you need in due course.

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