SZNS ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Conformity assessment —Requirements for Bodies providing audit and certification of Management systems —Part 1: Requirements

E544.14

Description

This part of ISO/IEC 17021 contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency and impartiality of bodies providing audit and certification of all types of management systems.

Certification bodies operating to this part of ISO/IEC 17021 do not need to offer all types of management system certification. Certification of management systems is a third-party conformity assessment activity (see ISO/IEC 17000:2004, 5.5) and bodies performing this activity are therefore third-party conformity assessment bodies.

Contents                                                                                                                              Page Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

1 Scope………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

2 Normative references ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

3 Terms and definitions ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1

4 General requirements …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

5 Structural requirements …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4

6 Resource requirements ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

7 Process requirements ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 8

8 Management system requirements……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

Annex A (normative) Independence requirements for inspection bodies…………………………………15

Annex B (informative) Optional elements of inspection reports and certificates…………………… 17

Bibliography………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 18

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