The ISO 9001 Revision 2015 timetable for development is as follows:
|July 2015 – Final Draft International Standard ballot opens|
|August 2015 – Final Draft International Standard ballot closes|
|9 September 2015 – ISO 9001:2015 International Standard is published|
|According to the draft design specification, the revised ISO 9001:2015 standard should:|
- 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 operating in any sector
- Maintain the current focus on effective process management to produce desired outcomes
- Take account of changes in quality management systems practices and technology since the last major revision in 2000
- Reflect changes in the increasingly complex, demanding and dynamic environments in which organizations operate
- 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
Seven Significant Changes in ISO 9001 Revision 2015 Committee Draft
- The term “product” has been replaced by “goods and services”.
- Two new clauses related to the context of the organization:
4.1 Understanding the organization and its context
4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties.
- The requirement to use the “process approach” has been more explicit by adding a new clause.
4.4.2 Process approach
- The standard does not include a specific clause for “Preventive Actions”.
- The terms “document” and “records” have been replaced with the term “documented information”.
- of external provision of goods and services address all forms of external provisions.
- The term “continual improvement” has been replaced with “improvement”.