The revision of the quality management standard ISO 9001 is now finally concluded: ISO 9001:2015 was now published.
Early July, after the FDIS of the standard was published, the ISO member countries had 2 months to vote on the latest draft of the standard before the deadline of 9 September. Not a single country voted against the FDIS. Now, ISO is proud to announce the official publication of ISO 9001:2015 on its website.
For reasons of efficiency, ISO decided to make the official publication date 15th of September 2015 – the same publication date as for ISO 14001:2015. The transition rules and deadlines for both standards are thus the same.
In comparison with ISO 9001:2008, the main changes to the standard are:
High level structure and core text from „annex SL“
Increased emphasis on achieving value for the organization and its customers (“output matters”)
Increased leadership requirements for top management commitment and involvement (Top management is accountable for the system and its performance).
Need to understand the context of the organization and the needs and expectations of interested parties
Emphasis on risk-based thinking
Increased flexibility on the use of documentation
Certified companies will have a three year period to transition to the revised standard.
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