New certification areas added
Due to the dynamic development in national and international markets, there has been a remarkable demand in the past few years for specific management systems based on ISO / IEC 17021-1: 2015. With its ISO 37001: 2016 (management system for the prevention of corruption) and ISO 55001: 2014 (management system for the asset industry), DAkkS has evaluated two certifiable standards in this area and included both of them into its accreditation portfolio.
The ISO 37001:2016 standard for management systems for the prevention of bribery and corruption helps organizations to systematically prevent bribery and corruption. As an operational instrument, it complements the international and national legislation, for example the Anti-Corruption Act, the EU Bribery Law and the International Bribery Law. The ISO 37001 standard is based on the British Standard BS 10500 and is suitable for all types of public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) irrespective of their size. It enables organizations to implement a systematic approach to identify and minimize corruption risks and provides a declaration of compliance with anti-corruption measures.
The standard follows the standardized structure of ISO management system, the so-called high-level structure, and can therefore be combined with existing management systems. The DAkkS accreditation according to ISO 37001: 2016 takes place without any subdivision into economic areas as such. Additional requirements for the certification bodies apart from the basic ISO / IEC 17021-1: 2015, arise from the IAF documents and the ISO / IEC 17021-9: 2015 (Conformity assessment – Re-quirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 9: Compe-tence requirements for auditing and certification of anti-bribery management systems).
With the ISO 55001: 2014 standard for management systems of asset management (Asset Management – Management System Requirements), organizations are given support to systematically record their entire tangible assets (machinery, asset, building, infrastructure, real estate, outdoor facilities) as well as in the areas of current assets such as inventory management processes.
The responsible Technical Committee of ISO (ISO-TC 251) highlights the benefits of an asset management system, notably in terms of performance improvement, cost optimization through improved return-of-investment, valuation, and risk management (balancing of cost-risk performance parameters). According to ISO-TC 251, it can also serve as basis for management decisions, increase transparency, strengthen trust of stakeholders (such as banks, funds, etc.) in their work and serve as interfaces with other management systems. Potential users of an asset management system are primarily expected in the case of asset-intensive private and public companies, in particular industry (chemical, petrochemical, steel production, mining, manufacturers), the infrastructure sector (energy, water supply, transport, airports, port operators, clinics, etc.), the property sector (housing and property management), as well as the service sector.
The ISO 55001: 2014 has been structured according to the high-level structure, serving as a blue-print for all management system standards and facilitating the combination with other manage-ment systems. An accreditation for ISO 55001: 2014 does not include any further scoping into eco-nomic areas. The requirements for certification bodies are outlined in ISO / IEC 17021-1: 2015, the relevant IAF documents and as the ISO / IEC TS 17021-5: 2014 (Conformity assessment - Part 5: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of asset management systems).
At the moment, DAkkS is completing the necessary prerequisites to implement accreditations according to this scheme. Certification bodies can already apply for accreditation here