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


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 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 wll be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.

The new ISO 9001 structure

The new standard expected in September 2015, will be 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.

Find out more about our transition training

ISO 9001:2015 Revision Webinar

Learn more about the new ISO 9001 revision and how the changes will affect your business.

Introducing Annex SL Whitepaper

Get a better understanding of Annex SL - the new high level structure for management systems.

ISO Revisions Whitepaper - The Importance of Leadership in the new ISO revisions

Understand how leadership is being incorporated into today’s new ISO standards, and the value this will bring.

ISO Revisions Whitepaper - The difference between a process and procedures approach

This whitepaper provides an overview of the difference between a process and procedures approach.

ISO 9001:2015 Revision - Frequently Asked Questions

Here we aim to address those initial questions you may have as you begin your journey towards the revised standard.

ISO 9001:2015 Revision - Internal communication pack

We have created an internal communication pack for the ISO 9001:2015 revision to help you educate your internal stakeholders. Download the files today.

ISO Revisions Whitepaper - Benefits of an early transition

This whitepaper gives an overview of the benefits to your business when transitioning early to the new ISO revisions


I’m interested in certifying to ISO 9001 now. 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.