Based on a special checklist, a DELTΔ audit effectively analyses existing environmental management systems according to ISO 14001:2004 to identify potential gaps, and thus potential need for action, in the transition to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard.
The ISO 14001:2015 standard was published on 15 September 2015. The three-year transition period, during which the existing environmental management system must be aligned to the new version of the standard, starts from the date of publication of ISO 14001:2015. The transition is best effected within the scope of regular re-certification audits or preponed re-certification audits (which is our recommendation) or regular surveillance audits.
Suggested audit time for DELTΔ audits:
- Low complexity category: 4 – 8 hours
- Medium complexity category: 8 – 12 hours
- High complexity category: 12 – 16 hours (this is dependent on the number of employees)
The actual amount of time needed for the DELTΔ audit will be discussed and agreed with the organisation.