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Oops. Smithers Just Published A Huge Portion of the ISO 14001:2015 Standard, for Free
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15 January, 2019 - 1:58 PM
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UPDATE see below.

The registrar Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) just published an ISO 14001 “gap analysis” tool that includes a massive portion of the ISO 14001:2015 standard itself, meaning you don’t have to actually buy the standard from ISO or ANSI… Smithers is giving it away for free!

Proving once again that CBs never keep legal counsel on staff, and do whatever the fuck they want, Smithers just took ownership of the standard’s text, and plastered their own copyright disclaimer at the end:

The information included with this document is copyrighted by Smithers Quality Assessments, Inc. and may be used by the recipient only in its entirety with attribution. The downloading, displaying, using, or copying of this information by you or by a third party on your behalf indicates your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. You agree that the information may be used for noncommercial, educational purposes only; no derivative works are allowed, and attribution and copyright notice is required. Please provide the following copyright notice on any appearance of this information: ©Smithers Quality Assessments, Inc. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not download, display, use or copy this information.

Imagine if I did that! Yikes.

In fairness, the Smithers document contains what appears to be just over half of the requirements portion of the standard, and is rife with errors, but I checked and it’s got enough in it that you wouldn’t need to buy a real copy of the standard, since so much of it was copied and pasted. Whether that amount to “Fair Use” is debatable, but I’m thinking it’s a pretty strong case for “no way.”

So if you want to grab a copy of the ISO 14001 standard without paying for it, go right ahead and contact Smithers. You’ll have to pony up an email address, but you can always get a disposable one so they don’t spam you afterward.

Also, if you want to get certified for a totally unnecessary and made-up ISO 9001 variant standard for snow plow operators created by a magazine publisher and a career registrar executive who studied psychology in college, well, Smithers has you covered there, too.

UPDATE: Within hours of this being posted, Smithers has pulled the spreadsheet and the link is now dead.

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