Sunday, 21 September 2014

Revision Measures in Motion for ISO 9001 Standard with 2015 Deadline

One of the biggest modifications to the present ISO 9001 standard is the addition of the Annex SL, which will provide a consistent structure containing 10 clauses as well as common definitions and terms to be applied across all ISO Management System Standards (MSS). Annex SL will be applied to every ISO MSS, and in fact, can already be seen in several of the other ISO standards such as the ISO 27001 which is the worldwide IT security standard. The publication of the updated ISO 9001 is expected by the end of 2015, and a transition period of about two years is provided to help organizations, companies, and individuals ease into the change. The International Organization for Standardization will be giving guidance regarding the shift into the new standard, but certification bodies such as the International Standards Authority, Inc.

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