End of ISO TS 22003:2007 validity

2016.12.15

The ISO TS 22003:2007 is no more be applicable since mid-December 2016. This impacts on the use of the ViaSyst database.

Starting point & Rationale

The ISO TS 22003:2013 was published in mid-December 2013, with an official transition period of 3 years, ending mid-December 2016.

This means that, in accordance with the ISO rules:

  • from the 15th December 2016, no certificate can be issued under ISO TS 22003:2007 accreditation, 
  • from that date, all new certificates shall be issued under ISO TS 22003:2013 accreditation.
  • all certificates issued before Mid-December 2016 against ISO TS 22003:2007 can be maintained until the end of validity period (3 years after issuing).

Note: no action is needed on the already existing audits and certificates on the Database.

Implications & Recommendations

All implications of this important change and recommendations on how to manage it are detailed in a specific item of the FSSC / ViaSyst common FAQ knowledge base.

BENEFICIATE OF ASSOCIATED SERVICES, KNOW-HOWS AND MODULES

VIASYST ASSOCIATED SERVICES TO SCHEME OWNERS

ViaSyst is not a common IT company. ViaSyst has been founded and is managed by its 2 unique shareholders which have following background: :
management system (mostly ISO) audit & certification (own CB from 1998 to 2015), scheme management (GFSI benchmarked), standardisation (ISO 9001 & 22000 families), and training. Thus, ViaSyst, with an efficient team, is in an ideal situation to assist scheme owners to analyse data and target investigations – and/or to develop training modules.

E-LEARNING & PEDAGOGICAL ENGINEERING

ViaSyst has a wide validated experience and leadership in e-learning pedagogy, developed since 2000. According to the pedagogical objectives and approaches, ViaSyst develops adapted e-learning platforms.

Thus, ViaSyst can assist you as a scheme owner to design, develop and deploy training modules for your scheme users, e.g. CBs, auditors, CB super-users, major stakeholders.

AUDITOR COMPETENCE CERTIFICATION KNOW-HOW & PLATFORM

Auditor competence is a burning issue. The furthermore at scheme owner’s level, with multiple CBs involved, in multiple countries.

ViaSyst has both experience and a remote competence assessment platform to put auditor’s competence under control, at a global scheme level.

This is a typical example of what kind of partnership ViaSyst is aiming to develop with scheme owners over the time.