» IAF Communiqué: Impending Transition Deadlines for 2015 versions of ISO 9001 & ISO 14001

09 April, 2018

The 2018 IAF/ILAC Mid-Term Meetings enabled accreditation bodies and certification bodies to review the transition to the 2015 ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental management system standards.

There has been significant progress as the last five months of the transition period approaches, which  has been supported by the IAF rule that no work on the previous versions of the two standards was permitted after 15 March 2018.

IAF has issued a communiqué to emphasise the necessity for any organisation that still needs to transition its management system to make every effort to ensure that the 15 September 2018 deadline is met. IAF confirmed that from 15 September 2018, all ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certificates will expire and no longer be valid. This means that each certified entity must work with their certification body to ensure that all elements of the certification process have been completed, from audits to the technical review and decision by the certification body to the issue of the certificate by the deadline.

A copy of the communiqué is available on the IAF website.