ISO 9001: 2015 is HERE!

The wait is over!

With more than a million organisations certified to ISO 9001, it is the most widely recognised standard in the world. It sets out requirements for quality management systems, and is suitable for all types of companies.

Most of us will have come across a company that is certified to the standard; it’s incredibly popular, and has now been updated to reflect current management practices. This is a large update so if you are currently certified to ISO 9001: 2008, you do need to be making plans for the transition to the 2015 standard.

ISO 9001: 2015 guides organisations to build a management system suited to individual needs without imposing irrelevant paperwork or requirements which add no value.

It:

  • Enables you to better align and integrate multiple management standards
  • Takes a risk-based approach, becoming a tool for preventive action
  • Moves away from prescriptive paperwork

Whatever an organisation’s size, sector or location, ISO 9001 will help to improve customer satisfaction and build a sustainable future.

I am already working with my clients to update their systems to the 2015 standard. All organisations have until 2017 to make the transition fully, but it makes sense to do it sooner rather than later and take advantage of this much improved standard.

What are your thoughts on ISO 9001: 2015? Are you surprised by the content?

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