ISO 29001 certification is the quality management standard for organisations working within the oil, gas and petrochemical industry supply chain. ISO/TS 29001:2010 provides additional requirements to ISO 9001 specifically intended for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
For organisations working within the oil and gas industry supply chain, certification to ISO/TS 29001 represents a significant opportunity for standardisation and improvement. First published in 2003, it was developed by ISO and the international oil and gas industry, led by the American Petroleum Institute (API).
• Best Practice – it is envisaged that it will become the common basis for the industry’s quality management systems requirements worldwide so helping to reduce or eliminate multiple assessments with the additional benefits of reduction in disruption to the business, associated paperwork and costs.
• Competitive edge – increasingly, organisations within the supply chain will need certification against this standard in order to secure contracts.
• Continual improvement – development of a quality management system that provides continual improvement, emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain and from service providers.