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 Final Draft International Stage (FDIS), the fifth stage of a six stage process, whereby the ISO subcommittee revising the standard will now go through all the comments received during the DIS vote in order to produce a final draft which will then be put forward to all ISO members for voting.
What is the next step?
Once all comments have been considered a final draft will be produced and put forward to ISO members for voting.
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.