With the updates this year to ISO 9001 quality management systems and ISO 14001 environmental management systems, and in light of the 2018 transition deadline, Bureau Veritas is launching a suite of tools to help companies achieve the new standards and retain certification, or target certification for the first time.
Bureau Veritas has created LEAD to support companies all over the world in the three-year transition process. LEAD was developed in collaboration with clients, following a worldwide survey to fully understand their needs.
It includes an all-in-one service pack, a cost-effective way to help clients move through the process with confidence, Bureau Veritas says. New, innovative tools enable clients to train themselves and assess the gap between their current situation and the future standard they want to reach, via e-learning courses and an online gap analysis tool.
Companies can choose between different levels of support: the essentials pack helps them prepare the first steps of their transition, while the complete pack enables them to manage all their transition and certification needs with Bureau Veritas.
Companies will gain support in analyzing their requirements worldwide, and have access to advice, training sessions and audits on a country-by-country basis, thanks to Bureau Veritas’ network of experts around the world.
As part of the LEAD project, the group has also created a dedicated website, www.revision2015.com, providing clear information on the new standards, and the steps that companies currently certified to ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 should take to retain certification.