An International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management systems will increase the safety of workers and environmental protection by facilitating independent recognition of good practice.
ISO 30003:2009 Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management, aims to instil confidence that the certification process has been carried out in a competent, consistent, and reliable manner. The Standard will facilitate the recognition of accredited certification bodies and the acceptance of their certifications on an international basis.
Third party audit and certification bodies and those involved in the assessment of management systems for the recycling of ships of all types and sizes, in both international and domestic trade, will use ISO 30003. ISO 30003:2009 is part of a series of standards (ISO 30000) on ship recycling management, which promotes the safety of workers and preservation of the environment, and the recovery and reuse of steel and other materials and equipment.