ISO 41001

Facilities management is a growing discipline worldwide about which there is a lack of knowledge and awareness. This should be corrected with the forthcoming publication of ISO 41011, Facilities management – Vocabulary, and ISO 41012, Facilities management – Guidance on strategic sourcing and the development of agreements. In addition, a new management system standard is under development.

ISO 41001, Facilities management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, will support the development, implementation, and maintenance of effective facilities management regimens in all sectors of industry and commerce worldwide. ISO 41001 will allow the supply side of organizations to acquire certification as a market differentiator and help private- and public-sector organizations set benchmarks to which they expect supply partners to adhere. Facilities management has a significant influence on how well companies function in terms of finances, efficiency, compliance, and sustainability.

ANAB announced the pre-launch of its accreditation program for ISO 41001 in October 2018. ISO/IEC 17021-11, Competence requirements for auditing and certification of facility management (FM) systems, was published in November 2018.

This program was formally launched May 1, 2019. Please see the ISO 41001 program page and Accreditation Rule 54.