BS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Requirements

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BS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015

Conformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Requirements

Status : Current   Published : July 2015



What is this standard about? 

This international standard sets out the conformity assessment requirements for audit and certification bodies, relating to all management system.

Who is this standard for?

  • Certification bodies
  • Approval organizations
  • Quality management professionals, auditors and management system consultants

Why should you use this standard? 

Any organization that performs certification and auditing must demonstrate that it is competent, consistent and impartial. To help achieve that in the field of conformity assessment, ISO/IEC 17021-1 sets out requirements for audit and certification bodies. It is not specific to a particular market, applies to SMEs and large companies, both public and private sector, and covers quality, environment and other management systems.

Certification of a management system gives assurance that an organization has an effective approach to running its activities and supplying products and services – an overall system that can consistently achieve its stated policies and objectives. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard supersedes BS EN ISO/IEC 17021:2011. Changes include:

  • Classifying major and minor nonconformities 
  • Defining audit times from planning to reporting 
  • Laying out a new principle for a risk-based approach
  • Setting new requirements to demonstrate control of remote offices
  • Allowing the statement of certified management systems on product packaging 

Standard NumberBS EN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015
TitleConformity assessment. Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. Requirements
Publication Date31 July 2015
Cross ReferencesISO 9000, ISO/IEC 17000, ISO 9001, ISO 10002, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC TS 17021-2, ISO/IEC TS 17021-3, ISO/IEC TS 17021-4, ISO/IEC TS 17021-5, ISO/IEC TS 17021-6, ISO/IEC TS 17021-7, ISO/IEC TS 17023, ISO/IEC 17030, ISO 19011:2011, ISO 20121, ISO/TS 22003, ISO 22301, ISO/IEC 27006, ISO 31000, IEC 31010, ISO 39001, ISO 50003, ISO 55001
ReplacesBS EN ISO/IEC 17021:2011
International RelationshipsEN ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015,ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015
Draft Superseded By14/30295030 DC
DescriptorsCertification (approval), Records (documents), Quality auditing, Quality management, Organizations, Management, Certification bodies, Assessed quality, Quality assurance systems, Environmental management, Documents, Personnel, Approval organizations
Title in FrenchÉvaluation de la conformité. Exigences pour les organismes procédant à l'audit et à la certification des systèmes de management. Exigences
Title in GermanKonformitätsbewertung. Anforderungen an Stellen, die Managementsysteme auditieren und zertifizieren. Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 85342 5
File Size1.702 MB

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