The revision process of the ISO9001:2015 quality management standard is now finally complete. It was approved with an overwhelming majority and not a single country voted against the FDIS. Now, ISO is pleased to announce the official publication of ISO 9001:2015 on its website, and the standard can be purchased from ANSI.
For consistency, ISO has decided to make September 15, 2015 as the official publication date, which is also the publication date for ISO 14001:2015. The transition rules and deadlines for both standards will remain the same.
In comparison with ISO 9001:2008, the main changes to the standard are:
- High level structure and core text from ”annex SL“
- Increased emphasis on achieving value for the organization and its customers (“output matters”)
- Increased leadership requirements for top management commitment and involvement (Top management is accountable for the system and its performance).
- Need to understand the context of the organization and the needs and expectations of interested parties
- Emphasis on risk-based thinking
- Increased flexibility on the use of documentation
Certified companies will have a three year period to transition to the revised standard. DQS Inc. is prepared to assist all our registered organizations by way of offering informational sessions and gap assessments. Please contact your Customer Service Professional for more information.