According to major Certification Organisations, about 60% of their Clients have not transitioned to the updated ISO 9001 Quality nor ISO 14001 Environmental Standards. This means their current Certificate/s will expire next September, if no action is taken.
For those companies, who are not ready to transition, please get ready now. The cheapest and most convenient time to Transition, is at the Surveillance or Recertification Audit visits. This means that there is a maximum of one more Surveillance visit. The Transition Audits must take place by mid-August at the latest to allow 1 month to close-out Non-Conformances.
Any Company hoping to delay Transition to say August 2018, will both have to pay for extra visit/s and find that they cannot organise a date, till after the September 2018 deadline and so their Certification will expire. Certification Organisation have repeatedly stated, that they will only be able to book only a few special Transition audits just before the Deadline and that some Companies’ Certificates will expire.
The message is – Now is the time to start your Transition to ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015. The Best time would have been in 2016. The second best is now. Do not delay.
For Transition assistance, please call Charter 4 Solutions on 01635 595123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org