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ISO 29001

Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — Sector-specific quality management systems — Requirements for product and service supply organizations

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Companies and organizations wishing to participate in a supply chain in the oil or natural gas industry have to comply with requirements defined by standard ISO 29001. Standard ISO 29001 is an extension of the quality management system ISO 9001. ISO 29001 defines requirements to ensure the appropriate quality and safety in a supply chain in the oil and natural gas industry. The aim is also to prevent breakdowns and accidents.

Benefits of becoming certified


It is envisaged that ISO 29001 will become the common basis for the industry’s quality management systems requirements worldwide. This will help reduce or eliminate multiple assessments. This provides additional benefits in the reduction of disruption to the business, associated paperwork and costs.

Increasingly, organizations within the supply chain will need ISO 29001 certification to demonstrate their commitment to quality, helping secure new business contracts.

Certification to ISO 29001 provides continual improvement; emphasising defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste in the supply chain, including those from service providers.


Global recognition as a reputable supplier

Certification is recognized internationally and accepted throughout industry supply chains, setting industry benchmarks for sourcing suppliers.

Win more business

Procurement specifications often require certification as a condition to supply, so certification and verification opens doors

Business resilience

Avoid downtime and financial losses with effective management of risk, emergency preparedness and contingency planning.

Legal Compliance

Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.

What is ISO 29001 ?

Developed as a direct result of a partnership between ISO and the international oil and gas industry (led by the American Petroleum Institute – API), ISO 29001 specifically focuses on the oil and gas supply chain.

The ISO 29001 standard is based on ISO 9001 and incorporates supplementary requirements emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste from service providers.


Step 1

Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.


Step 2

Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an WECERT Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.


Step 3

Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by WECERT. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.