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ISO Transition Stats Updated

06 April 2018
Following on from our previous news item earlier this year, the updated UK transition stats are in!

IAF (International Accreditation Forum) members such as UKAS and ANAB, have been tasked with gathering four sets of data on an on-going basis to determine the transition levels across the globe. This is based on the number of active certificates for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14001:2015.

This data is collected on an on-going basis from cooperating certification bodies such as NQA, to determine the progress for certificates transitioning to the 2015 standards globally. 

Whilst fewer certification bodies have responded this time the data is still seen to be accurate and shows progress as we enter the last 6 months of the transition.
The data as of 29 March 2018 puts the UK transition rates for ISO 9001 at 49.8% and 49% for ISO 14001. This means that with 6 months to go less than 50% of the active certificates for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 have made the transition to the 2015 standards. There has however been progress in the last 3 months as the stats published in December 2017 showed the global transition rates for ISO 9001 at 36.94% and 39.73% for ISO 14001.

NQA is happy to announce that our clients are significantly ahead of this number and we would like to therefore congratulate all clients that have successfully transitioned.

If you have not yet transitioned and require further support please get in touch so we can determine the best route forward for you.