The most successful ISO Standard, ISO 9001, is currently under revision and is expected to be published in September 2015 with the new title ISO 9001:2015.
The key objectives of ISO 9001:2015 draft design specification includes recommendations to:
- Provide a stable core set of requirements for the next 10 years or more
- Remain generic and relevant to all sizes and types of organization any sector
- Maintain the current focus on effective process management to produce desired outcomes/results
- Take account of changes in quality management systems practices and technology since the last major revision in the year 2000
- Reflect changes in the increasingly complex demanding and dynamic environments in which organizations operate
- Apply Annex SL of the ISO Directives with the new high level structure which is common to all future and revised management system standards to enhance compatibility and alignment with other ISO management system standards
- Facilitate effective organizational implementation and effective conformity assessment by first, second and third parties
- Use simplified language and writing styles to aid understanding and consistent interpretations of its requirements
DQS is actively participating in the revision process through its participation in national standardization committees (DIN and ANSI) and through IQNet.
In May 2014 the DIS (Draft of International Standard) was published for comments. Although the revision process is still ongoing, with the publication of this document we now have already a clear picture how the revised standard will look like.
We will support our clients during the revision process and the following transition period for certifications with early information, webinars, trainings and gap-audits.
To get a first idea about the proposed changes and their impact to your organization you can refer to our recorded webinar “Revision of ISO 9001”. The Webinar is available in English, German, Spanish, Polish and Chinese.