The ‘triad’ of ISO Standards most utilised by organisations (i.e. ISO 9001:2015[i], ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018) include mandatory requirements to identify, address and adhere to applicable legislation and ‘other requirements’. Notably ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 include specific clauses for organisation to demonstrate conformance. Within ISO 9001:2015 applicable statutory legislation again needs to be addressed.
[i] Note! Mandatory compliance obligations also apply to numerous clauses within ISO 9001:2015 e.g. in relation to Customer focus, requirements for products and/or services etc.
ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2015: Clause 6.1.3 – Compliance Obligations.
It should be noted that this is a ‘shall’ clause and therefore is a mandatory requirement to determine (and have access to those compliance obligations related to the organisation’s activities), in relation to its: -
When considering the mandatory requirements there are several factors that should be taken into account: -
Other requirements may include (but not restricted to the following): -
Clause 9.1.2 – Evaluation of Compliance
The standards require the organisation to establish, implement and maintain the processes needed to evaluate fulfilment of its compliance obligations. In doing so the organisation must: -
Paul J. Burns
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