The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) is currently developing a scheme for the certification of an organisation’s management system able to demonstrate competence and the ability to effectively implement six sigma and/or lean strategies which meet BS ISO 18404: 2015. The standard has been developed consistent with the ISO high level structure for management systems and the scheme criteria will further define/clarify these requirements for managing and implementing six sigma and lean strategies.

UKAS is planning to commence a development project and is seeking expressions of interest from interested ISO/IEC 17021 accredited certification bodies.

Please advise Alison Severn (alison.severn@ukas.com) by 23rd September if you are interested in participating in this pilot programme.

Please note the following dates for your diary:

  • 20th October 2016 - Pilot Initiation Meeting at RSS office in London (RSS to present the scheme and UKAS to outline the pilot programme - further details to be announced)
  • 16th-18th November 2016  - RSS Lead Auditor Course (mandatory for the scheme)
  • 20th November 2016 - Application Deadline