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Key ISO management system standard revisions published

ISO have recently published two new revisions of significant management system standards – ISO 22000 (food safety) and ISO 50001 (energy management).

The introduction of both of these standards are subject to IAF General Assembly 2017 resolutions to help manage the smooth transition of both of these important standards for accreditation bodies, conformity assessment bodies and certified entities who already have these certifications.
IAF Resolution 2017-16 – Transitional Arrangement for the revision of ISO 22000:2005 - The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the period for transitioning of accredited certifications to the next revision of ISO 22000:2005 Food safety management systems - Requirements for any organization in the food chain be three years from the date of publication. 

ISO 22000:2018 was published 19 June 2018.

IAF Resolution 2017-14 – Transitional Arrangements for the revision of ISO 50001:2011 - The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement for the Revision of ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, be three years from the date of publication (21 August 2018) of the revised standard. All ISO 50001:2011 certifications shall expire or be withdrawn at the end of the transition period (21 August 2021). 
Within this transition timeline: 

  • ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO 50001:2018 within 6 months (21 February 2019) from the date of publication of the revised standard. 
  • CABs shall complete the transition with ABs for ISO 50001:2018 within 18 months (21 February 2020) from the date of publication of the revised standard.
  • CABs shall cease conducting audits, including initial, surveillance and recertification to the ISO 50001:2011 18 months (21 February 2020) from the date of publication of the revised standard. The outcomes of such audits to the revision of ISO 50001:2011 shall be considered by the CAB for further decision on accredited certifications to ISO 50001:2011 as deemed appropriate. 

ISO 50001:2018 was published 21 August 2018.

Update: At the 2018 Joint IAF-ILAC Annual Meetings in Singapore, IAF Members agreed that the transition deadline for ISO 22000 should be extended to 29 June 2021. IAF Resolution 2018-15 states: 'The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the period for the transitioning of accredited certifications to ISO 22000:2018 Food safety management systems -- Requirements for any organization in the food chain be three years, with the transition deadline being no later than 29 June 2021. Accredited certificates issued to ISO 22000:2005 after the date of publication of ISO 22000:2018 shall state an expiry date of 29 June 2021.


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