The standard has been updated from the previous 2004 version because it is recognised that business has changed radically. Geographical boundaries are almost insignificant in today’s global economy, supply chains are increasingly complex and the information companies have to manage has multiplied exponentially.
To ensure that ISO 14001 continues to serve the business community and maintain its relevance in today’s market place, the standard has been revised to address these changes.
“For the SCCS to achieve this transition is a significant milestone,” said SCCS Certification Scheme Manager Stephen Blackman.
“Severfield is the first of our 41 ISO 14001 clients to achieve certification to the revised standard through SCCS. Companies have until September 2018 to achieve certification to the revised standard.”
The SCCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Constructional Steelwork Association. It was established in the early 1980s to provide a Quality Management Systems certification service for steelwork contracting organisations.
SCCS now offers additional certification and monitoring services for the structural steelwork sector, including integrated or separate Quality and Health & Safety management systems, Factory Production Control systems and selected National Highways Sector Schemes.