ISO 9001:2015 Published

ISO 9001:2015 Published

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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