ISO 9001 Revision – Latest News
ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Revision
ISO 9001, the world’s leading quality management standard, is under revision, with an updated version due by the end of 2015.
Why is ISO 9001 being revised?
All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. The future ISO 9001:2015 will respond to the latest trends and be compatible with other management systems such as ISO 14001.
Where are we at in the revision process?
ISO 9001 is currently at the Draft International Stage (DIS), the fourth stage of a six stage process, whereby any interested parties can submit feedback to the experts on the technical committee that is revising the standard. All comments are submitted via national member bodies.
How can I get involved?
During the DIS stage, ISO welcomes feedback and comment from those with experience and expertise in the field. Contact your national member body for details on how to do this.
What is the next step?
Once all comments have been considered and the draft is approved, it will move into the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) stage before publication.
When will the new version be published?
ISO 9001:2015 is due to be published by the end of 2015.
What will be the main changes to the standard?
The new version will follow a new, higher level structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards, with increased importance given to risk. More information about the changes can be found in the news area.
I am certified to ISO 9001:2008. What does this mean for me?
Organisations are granted a three-year transition period after the revision has been published to migrate their quality management system to the new edition of the standard.
How do I find out more?
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