ISO 9001:2015 has reached the Committee Draft stage, which is the first consultation in the revision of the standard. It is expected the new revision of ISO 9001:2008 will be published by the end of 2015. At that point there will be a transition period (usually two years) before ISO 9001:2008 officially becomes out of date.
Following the adoption by ISO of ‘ISO Directives Annex SL’ in 2012, all technical committees developing management system standards have to use the same structure, common terms and core definitions and identical core text. This is aimed at increasing the alignment of ISO’s management system standards and ISO 9001 will follow this new format during its revision process. Read more