PAB launches 2 new accreditation schemes

The Department of Trade and Industry’s-Philippine Accreditation Bureau (DTI-PAB) is launching its accreditation schemes for Information Security Management System and Energy Management System. These new accreditation schemes were approved by the PAB Council during its 7th Meeting last 26th April 2016 for PAB’s implementation.

The Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Certification Scheme is based on the ISO 27000 family of standards which help organisations ensure that their information is securely managed. Interested Certification Bodies need to comply first with the ISO/IEC 27006:2015 – Information technology – Security techniques – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems.

On the other hand, the Energy Management Systems (EnMS) Scheme is based on ISO 50001:2011 a standard which helps organisations improve their energy performance, increase energy efficiency and reduce climate change impacts. ISO 50001 is aligned with other management systems standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, allowing organisations to easily integrate systems. Interested Certification Bodies need to comply first with the ISO 50003:2014 – Energy management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems.

Being management systems schemes, it is also a prerequisite for applicant Certification Bodies for ISMS and EnMS to comply with ISO/IEC 17021– Conformity Assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems.

The two (2) new schemes will be formally launched during the World Accreditation Day on June 09, 2016.