Today (15 March 2019) is the final day of the extended ISO 14001:2015 transition approved by ISO and IAF.
It has been a long (over three and half years) transition, which includes the additional six month transition implemented just before the original three-year transition deadline ran out on 15 September 2018.
With a 93% transition rate for the combined ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 9001:2015 transition (see Final ISO 14001:2015 Transition Rate), the transition look like a success. We will have to wait until the annual ISO Survey in the Summer 2019 to see what this figure really means:
- What was the ISO 14001:2015 transition rate on its own?
- Did the total population of ISO 14001:2015 certificate decline?
- Were there any trends (by country, by sector or by certification body)?
So for now, we should all celebrate the completion of the ISO 14001:2015 transition for what it meant for each of us, whether;
- as a consultant advising organisations and guiding them towards ISO 14001:2015,
- as environmental manager seeking to continue their ISO 14001 certification,
- as an Auditor working with client to achieve their ISO 14001:2015 transition
As a reminder of that journey, I have highlighted some of my articles (in reverse chronological order) to celebrate the journey that we have all shared over the past three and half years.
Please comment on your ISO 14001:2015 transition experiences.