Conformity assessment — Disclosure of information — Principles and requirements

ISO/PAS 17004:2005 contains principles and requirements for the element of disclosure of information as it relates to standards for conformity assessment. It is an internal tool for use in the ISO/IEC standards development process by ISO/CASCO working groups when considering the element of disclosure of information in preparation of their documents. ISO/PAS 17004:2005 is not a stand-alone normative document to be used directly in conformity assessment activities.

Évaluation de la conformité — Divulgation d'informations — Principes et exigences

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PUBLICLY ISO/PAS
AVAILABLE 17004
SPECIFICATION
First edition
2005-10-01
Conformity assessment — Disclosure of
information — Principles and
requirements
Évaluation de la conformité — Divulgation d'informations — Principes et
exigences
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ISO/PAS 17004:2005(E)
ISO 2005
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ISO/PAS 17004:2005(E)
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ISO/PAS 17004:2005(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies

(ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO

technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been

established has the right to be represented on that committee. International organizations, governmental and

non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work. ISO collaborates closely with the

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of electrotechnical standardization. In the field

of conformity assessment, the ISO Committee on conformity assessment (CASCO) is responsible for the

development of International Standards and Guides.

International Standards are drafted in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

Draft International Standards are circulated to the member bodies for voting. Publication as an International

Standard requires approval by at least 75 % of the member bodies casting a vote.

In other circumstances, particularly when there is an urgent market requirement for such documents, a

technical committee may decide to publish other types of normative document:

— an ISO Publicly Available Specification (ISO/PAS) represents an agreement between technical experts in

an ISO working group and is accepted for publication if it is approved by more than 50 % of the members

of the parent committee casting a vote;

— an ISO Technical Specification (ISO/TS) represents an agreement between the members of a technical

committee and is accepted for publication if it is approved by 2/3 of the members of the committee casting

a vote.

An ISO/PAS or ISO/TS is reviewed after three years in order to decide whether it will be confirmed for a

further three years, revised to become an International Standard, or withdrawn. If the ISO/PAS or ISO/TS is

confirmed, it is reviewed again after a further three years, at which time it must either be transformed into an

International Standard or be withdrawn.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

ISO/PAS 17004 was prepared by the ISO Committee on conformity assessment (CASCO).

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ISO/PAS 17004:2005(E)
Introduction

In 2001 the ISO Council asked its policy committee on conformity assessment (CASCO) to study and prepare

a group of common elements for application in future ISO documents on conformity assessment. Subsequent

to this request, ISO/CASCO approved the formation of Working Group 23, Common elements in ISO/IEC

Standards for conformity assessment activities, to undertake this task.
The working group has identified several common elements, including among others
⎯ impartiality (ISO/PAS 17001),
⎯ confidentiality (ISO/PAS 17002),
⎯ complaints and appeals (ISO/PAS 17003),
⎯ disclosure of information (ISO/PAS 17004),
⎯ management systems (ISO/PAS 17005).

In the process of developing ISO/PAS 17002, which addresses the common element of “confidentiality”,

CASCO Working Group 23 identified the need to elaborate on the related common element of “disclosure of

information”. This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) addresses the “disclosure of information” element

that occurs in many of the ISO/IEC Guides and International Standards on conformity assessment.

This Publicly Available Specification covers the agreed principles that give substance to the element of

disclosure of information, and also provides requirements clauses intended to be included in future ISO/IEC

International Standards on conformity assessment.

This Publicly Available Specification is intended to apply to the drafting of documents on conformity

assessment by ISO/CASCO.

Clause 4 (Background) contains some comments on the importance of disclosure of information to conformity

assessment.

Clause 5 (Principles) contains statements that are intended to orientate ISO/CASCO working groups in their

task of creating requirements to address disclosure of information in their documents.

The requirements to be inserted into future ISO/CASCO documents that cover the common element of

“disclosure of information” are detailed in Clause 6. ISO/CASCO has adopted a common structure for the

presentation of requirements. Requirements are grouped under one or more of the following headings:

a) General requirements;
b) Structural requirements;
c) Resource requirements;
d) Process requirements;
e) Management system requirements.

As such, each of the common elements will have requirements related to it grouped under one or more of the

headings given in a) to e).

This PAS is not intended to become a future International Standard. At the end of three years after the date of

publication, it is expected this PAS will be withdrawn and its contents incorporated as appropriate in relevant

ISO/CASCO normative and guidance documents.
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