ISO 9001:2015 Transition deadline is approaching
Note that failure to achieve certification to the 2015 standard by the deadline means that your certification is no longer valid and this may affect your ability to supply to all markets.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.
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.