The latest edition of ISO 9001

ISO's flagship quality management systems standard, has just been published. This concludes over three years of revision work by experts from nearly 95 participating and observing countries to bring the standard up to date with modern needs.
With over 1.1 million certificates issued worldwide, ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline their processes and make them more efficient at what they do. Acting ISO Secretary-General Kevin McKinley explains: “ISO 9001 allows organizations to adapt to a changing world. It enhances an organization’s ability to satisfy its customers and provides a coherent foundation for growth and sustained success.”
The 2015 edition features important changes, which Nigel Croft, Chair of the ISO subcommittee that developed and revised the standard, refers to as an “evolutionary rather than a revolutionary” process. “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.

 1. Scope

 2. Normative References

 3. Terms and Definitions

 4. Context of The Organization

 5. Leadership

 6. Planning

 7. Support

 8. Operations

 9. Performance Evaluations

 10. Improvement


 ISO 9001:2015

What should I do?

The 2015 edition has now replaced the 2008 ver-sion. Since it has been revised to meet the needs of today’s business world, we recommend that you update your quality management system to fit the new version. Every organization is different, so the steps needed to adjust your management system are likely to be unique to your situation. However, here are some tips that will help you get started on the journey.

Tip 1

– Familiarize yourself with the new document. While some things have indeed changed, many remain the same.A correlation matrix, available from ISO/TC176/SC 2, will help you identify if parts of the standard have been moved to other sections.

Tip 2

– Identify any organizational gaps which need to be addressed to meet the new requirements.

Tip 3

– Develop an implementation plan.

Tip 4

– Provide appropriate training and awareness for all parties that have an impact on the effectiveness of the organization.

Tip 5

– Update your existing quality management system to meet the revised requirements.

Tip 6

– If you are certified to the standard, talk to your certification body about transitioning to the new version.

I am certified to ISO 9001:2008.


What should I do?

If you wish to maintain your certification to ISO 9001, you will need to upgrade your quality management system to the new edition of the standard and seek certification to it. You have a three-year transition period from the date of publication (September 2015) to move to the 2015 version. This means that, after the end of September 2018, a certificate to ISO 9001:2008 will no longer be valid.

What you need Certified?

ISO Standardization

Mission and Vision

Work Methodology

  • Compliance
  • Policies
  • Control system and development
  • Staff training