ISO 9001:2015 Revision

NEW ISO 9001:2015 Final Standard is published.

The newly revised version of ISO 9001:2015, the world’s most popular standard for quality management, has been published. This is the first major revision of the standard since 2000, and it has been written with today’s business challenges in mind, and for organizations of any size in many different industries. The changes to the standard make it flexible enough to offer multiple benefits to organizations not only as a quality management tool, but a significant framework for business improvement, delivering efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction.

The ISO 9001 revision in more detail

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.


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

Introduction of Risk & Opportunity Management

Reinforces use of the management system as a governance tool 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 will 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 and alignment between different management system standards by matching sub-clauses against the top-level structure and applying common language across all standards.

The key changes in the new 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.