BSI British Standards to publish updated ISO 9001

Press release - 13 November 2008

On World Quality Day BSI British Standards announces the forthcoming publication of BS EN ISO 9001: 2008

ISO 9001, the world’s most established quality framework, has undergone a rigorous review by industry experts and the updated version will be available from BSI British Standards on 17 November 2008.

BS EN ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a Quality Management System for an organization which:

  • Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide a product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system

Mike Low, Director of BSI British Standards, said, “The newly revised BS EN ISO 9001 will continue to assist organizations to improve the way they operate. In these challenging economic times adoption of ISO 9001 could assist with increasing competitiveness, driving down costs, managing risk more effectively or improving customer satisfaction. This is the standard which firmly established quality management as a Boardroom issue.”

Users of ISO 9001:2000 will have up to two years to upgrade their systems to ISO 9001:2008. All accredited certifications issued will be to ISO 9001:2008 by the end of 2009. By the end of 2010, existing certification issued to ISO 9001:2000 will no longer be valid and customers will need the revised version of ISO 9001 in order to keep their certificates up to date.