ISO 9001:2015 Transition deadline is approaching

15 September 2017 marked one year before all organisations certified to the 2008 version of the quality management system standard ISO 9001 need to have been re-certified to the 2015 versions of these two standards. The new versions of ISO 9001 makes very logical progressions from previous versions, delivering standards which address the key issues for both today and the future. The new ISO 9001 promotes enhanced leadership involvement in the management system, introduces risk-based thinking and aligns the quality management system policy and objectives with the strategy of the organisation.

Note that failure to achieve certification to the 2015 standard by the deadline means that your certification is no longer valid and this may affect your ability to supply to all markets. If you are still to get your certificate to the new standards, the first step is to contact BSI to make the appropriate arrangements and start realizing the benefits of the world’s leading management system standard.

It’s a great time to get ahead of your competition and learn about the new standard. Our range of  courses, developed by experts involved in the new standard, will help give you all the information you need to prepare for a smooth transition.

ISO 9001 Transition journey film

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 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.