If over the weekend (15 and 16 September 2018, you slept uneasy, it may have been that you forgot that your ISO 14001:2004 certificate has expired unless you are one of the fortunate few to have passed the ISO 14001:2015 transition.
If you are the latter, “CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ISO 14001:2015 TRANSITION”
You, now, have the bragging rights over those organisations that have yet to make the transition & are already reaping the benefits of environmental performance and compliance using the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
If you are the former, “TIME TO MAKE THE COMMITTMENT TO TRANSITION”
The deadline (15 September 2018) sees the end of the well-publicised 3-year long-transition period to move to ISO 14001:2015 certification. The deadline was for the completion of all transition audits and remaining validity of ISO 14001:2004 certificates.
This means that any organisation that have not had a transition audit will, now, be without any form of ISO 14001 certification.
Any organisation, who has had a transition audit with nonconformities remaining open have until the “hard deadline” of 15 March 2019 to complete their transition to ISO 14001;2015.
If you need a guide to assist your transition, please contact me.