ISO 9001:2015 revision

Business has changed radically since the last major revision in 2000; technology has changed how we work, geographical boundaries are almost insignificant in today’s global economy, supply chains are increasingly complex and the information available has multiplied exponentially.

To ensure that ISO 9001 continues to serve the business community and maintain its relevance in today’s market place, the standard is being revised to address the change in the business world.

One thing remains constant, to be successful, businesses have to adapt to meet the growing needs of customers. ISO was originally written with the customer in mind and that remains the priority for ISO 9001:2015.


Latest ISO 9001:2015 revision news

BSI obtains first global accreditation from ANAB to certify organizations to the new Quality Management standard ISO 9001:2015

We’re proud to announce that BSI is the first to receive official global accreditation status from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to certify organizations to the new Quality Management Standard, ISO 9001:2015. The decision was made utilizing ISO/FDIS 9001:2015 and accredited certificates to ISO 9001:2015 cannot be issued until the standard is published, expected in September 2015.


Benefits of the new standard

Bringing Quality and Continuous Improvement into the heart of your business

The revised standard will ensure that quality management is now completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies of your organization

Leadership

Greater involvement in the management system by the leadership team will ensure the whole organization will be motivated towards the organizations goals and objectives.

Introduction of Risk & Opportunity Management

Reinforces use of the management system as a governance toll and will help identify business opportunities that contribute to bottom line improvements.

An Integrated Approach

With the new structure applicable to all new ISO management systems standards it wll be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.


The new ISO 9001 structure

The new standard is based on Annex SL – the new high level structure (HLS) that brings a common framework to all management system standards. This helps to keep consistency, alignment different management system standards, offer matching sub-clauses against the top-level structure and apply common language across all standards.

The key changes in the proposed standard are:

  • The emphasis on leadership
  • The focus on risk management
  • Emphasis on objectives measurement and change
  • Communication and awareness
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements

With the new standard in place, organizations will find it easier to incorporate their quality management system into the core business processes and gain greater business benefit.



I’m interested in certifying to ISO 9001. What should I do?

ISO 9001:2008 is still valid and companies will still benefit from implementing and certifying against it. Certification to ISO 9001: 2008 will be allowed for a period of time following the publication of the new version of the standard in 2015, which will be determined by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS), expected to be a couple of years. Return to our ISO 9001 pages to see why it is so valuable and how we can help you to become certified.

I’m currently certified to ISO 9001. What do I need to do?

Once the revised standard has been published in 2015, BSI will support you through the transition. A transition period will be set and we will provide you with guidelines and training to help you make this transition as smooth as possible.

In the meantime, since you are already familiar with ISO 9001, you are in the best position to comment on how it should be revised, so make sure to download the draft standard.


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