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Is Your Business Ready For The Changes In Quality & Environmental Management System Standards?

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 3, 2018 11:00:00 AM
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Deadline Approaching

Quality and environmental management systems standards have been in a period of transition since the fall of 2015.  The deadline for all transitions is September 14, 2018 after which all ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 and AS9100C certificates will become invalid and withdrawn.

ISO 9001:2015

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Along with the addition of Annex SL, ISO 9001:2015 takes on a stronger approach to preventative actions. Every business controls risks but it is mostly done outside of the Quality Management System. The new standard takes a more intellectual approach to acknowledging manufacturing’s two primary risks to its customers: defects in the product and late delivery. If businesses correctly apply requirements from the new revision to these risks, they can identify preventive actions in several areas.

ISO 14001:2015

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The intent of ISO 14001 is to provide a framework for a strategic approach to an organization’s environmental policy, plans, and actions. The benefits of implementing its framework include increased efficiency in the use of energy and resources as well as a reduction in waste outputs. The 2015 revision to ISO 14001 is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach and includes a various structure changes including the addition of Annex SL.

AS 9100D

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 AS 9100:2016 integrates the structure and the changed requirements of ISO 9001:2015 into the standard. The new version of the AS 9100 series is intended to take into account the current needs of interest groups from the aviation, aerospace and defense industries. It also incorporates clarifications into the standard that have been requested by the IAQG since the last revision. The expiration date has been aligned with ISO 9001 on 09/14/2018. The IAQG has also stipulated that, starting in 06/15/2017, all audits must be carried out based on the 9100:2016 series. The regulations for transition audits are set out for all stakeholders in the document Supplemental Rule (SR) 003 and published on the IAQG homepage.

What To Do Next

TUV Rheinland is helping companies transition successfully to the updated standards. Our optional resources provide organizations like yours with an overview of the changes, an assessment of the state of your QMS or EMS system, and benchmark the areas you need to focus on in order to conform with the new standards. To request any of our transition services and/or to learn more information, please click below.

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Topics: ISO, quality management systems