Addition amendments on climate change in management systems standards

On 22 February 2024, the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) published a joint communique. In this, they explain the incorporation of two new statements on climate change into management system standards. They explain the impact on certified organisations, certification bodies and accreditation bodies.

With the incorporation of the two statements, ISO and IAF highlight the need to consider the effects of climate change on a management system’s ability to achieve its intended results. ISO is incorporating the statements into a number of the existing management system standards. In addition, ISO includes the statements in the development and revision of management system standards.