Transition to ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015

Dear Subscribers,

ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental management systems, two of ISO’s most widely used standards, have recently been revised.

These revised standards offer users the opportunity to integrate their quality and environmental approaches as they follow a common structure with the same terms and definitions. They will help organisations to be more efficient, reduce cost, satisfy stakeholders’ requirements, be more environmentally friendly and gain market access.


Organizations that are already certified to ISO 9001:2008 and/or ISO 14001:2004 are granted a three-year transition period after the revision has been published to migrate their existing management systems to the new edition of the standards. This transition period ends in September 2018.

What can we do to help?

We provide transition training courses to help you understand the risk based concepts and new requirements in ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 as well as how the revised standards will affect the existing management systems. These courses will also prepare auditors and management system practitioners for the transition arrangements.

Besides providing transition and internal auditor courses based on the latest version of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, our consultant team can assist organizations during the transition period by carrying out thorough gap analysis against the new requirements of the standards to bring about a smooth and successful transition. This exercise will provide your organization with structured assistance to determine the extent to which existing systems and controls cover the requirements of the newly revised standards, or to identify an implementation action plan, where needed.

For any inquiries on our transition training and consultancy services, please visit or email to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We would like to wish you a successful and prosperous year ahead. Together we can strive for a better integrated management system in our workplace.

Best regards,

EQS Team