ISO 9001:2015 was published earlier this morning!
Experts from over 80 countries have spent the last three years revising ISO 9001 to ensure that this standard meets the requirements of modern life.
An evolutionary process approach was taken in the revision of ISO 9001. The 2015 version will be performance-based. Nigel Croft, Chairman of the ISO Technical Committee TC 176/SC 2 says:
“We are just bringing ISO 9001 firmly into the 21st century. The earlier versions of ISO 9001 were quite prescriptive, with many requirements for documented procedures and records. In the 2000 and 2008 editions, we focused more on managing processes, and less on documentation. We have now gone a step further, and ISO 9001:2015 is even less prescriptive than its predecessor, focusing instead on performance.”
The main changes to be expected by users of ISO 9001:2015 are:
Organisations will have three years to complete the transition process to ISO 9001:2015. This process will conclude in September 2018 meaning any remaining ISO 9001:2008 certificates will not be valid after this.
Submitted by our Quality tutors, Antaris
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