25 TH ANNIVERSARY
Dispositions of the transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015
ISO9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 were issued on 23rd September and 15th September respectively. According to IAF, the transition period for the new standards is three years.
China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) has positively kept track of the revision of these two standards, especially ISO14001. CQC experts, working as SAC/SCI committee members, have played a role in revising the standards. For now, two experts of CQC have become a part of the drafting group of China’s national standard GB/T19000, GB/T19001 and GB/T24001, which adopt ISO9001 and ISO14001 equivalently. These three national standards will be issued around February in 2016.
To meet customers’ demand to transit to the new standards as early as possible, CQC has publicized and implemented the new standards to customers when they were still at DIS stage. After FDIS version was issued, CQC has held two technical seminars regarding ISO9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015, and has edited technical documents for transition as well as forms used in audit. CQC is planning to train auditors to new standards from 28th October, 2015 to 31st October, 2015. During the customer meeting held from 2nd November, 2015 to 3rd November, 2015, CQC is planning to illustrate the differences between new and old standards and transition requirements to customers, in order to make good preparations for transition.
CQC will issue the transition scheme for ISO9001: 2015 and ISO14001: 2015 at the end of October, and will start transition of certification to new standards in November. So far, CQC has issued 38000 ISO9001: 2008 certificates and 9200 ISO14001:2004 certificates, which indicates that the transition work would be a great challenge and at the same time an opportunity for CQC.