28 April 2020

IATF Global Waivers and Measures in response to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has been revised

The second revision incorporates a new chapter “IATF 16949 Monitoring” between the existing chapters “Affected IATF 16949 3rd party audits” and Nonconformity Management”. This new chapter introduces a process to enable the IATF-recognized Certification Body (CB) to remotely monitor the status of the client´s Quality Management System to assess the continued effectiveness of the client’s Quality Management System to the requirements of IATF 16949 during this extraordinary period of the COVID-19 pandemic and to proactively identify risks to the certified Quality Management System of a certified client.

All changes to previously communicated requirements are highlighted in red.

The IATF has approved the Communique below to advise all IATF Stakeholders that the Auditor Guide for IATF 16949 – 4th Edition has been updated.