ISO/IEC 17021-1 Conformity Assessment — Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems — Part 1: Requirements
Certification of a management system, such as the environmental management system, quality management system or information security management system of an organization, is one means of providing assurance that the organization has implemented a system for the management of the relevant aspects of its activities, products and services, in line with the organization’s policy and the requirements of the respective international management system standard.
This part of ISO/IEC 17021 specifies requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems. It gives generic requirements for such bodies performing audit and certification in the field of quality, the environment and other types of management systems. Such bodies are referred to as certification bodies.
Observance of these requirements is intended to ensure that certification bodies operate management system certification in a competent, consistent and impartial manner, thereby facilitating the recognition of such bodies and the acceptance of their certifications on a national and international basis. This part of ISO/IEC 17021 serves as a foundation for facilitating the recognition of management system certification in the interests of international trade.
The ISO/IEC 17021 – Conformity Assessment Package is a comprehensive conformity assessment collection that encompasses various audits and certification requirements to implement and maintain a Conformity Assessment Management System. ISO/IEC 17021 – Conformity Assessment Package provides the requirements for auditing and certification of environmental, quality, asset, and event sustainability management systems. The ISO/IEC 17021 – Conformity Assessment Package includes:
ISO/IEC TS 17021-4
ISO/IEC TS 17021-5
ISO/IEC TS 17021-6
ISO/IEC TS 17021-7
ISO/IEC TS 17021-9
ISO/IEC TS 17021-10