On 15/09/2015, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has officially issued the ISO 9001: 2008 standard in place of the ISO 9001: 2008 standard.
This is the result of more than three years of work by experts from nearly 95 participating countries and observers to update standards in line with modern needs.
According to the guidelines of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) (see guidelines here), organizations accredited to ISO 9001: 2008 have 3 years from the date of adoption of the new standard. Converted to ISO 9001: 2015. This means that the ISO 9001: 2015 certificate can only be issued as of 15/09/2015 and all ISO 9001: 2008 certificates will expire after 14/09/2018. .
With more than 1.1 million global certifications, ISO 9001 helps organizations prove to their clients that they can deliver products and services with consistent quality. It also acts as a tool to streamline their processes and make them more effective. Acting ISO Secretary-General Kevin McKinley explains, “ISO 9001 enables organizations to adapt to a changing world that enhances the ability of an organization to satisfy its customers and provide a platform. Best for sustainable development and success. ”
The 2015 version has important changes, which Nigel Croft, the chair of the ISO sub committee, has developed and modified standards, which are referred to as “evolution rather than revolution”. “We have just put ISO 9001 into the 21st century firmly.” Previous versions of ISO 9001 are quite a rule, with many requirements for documenting procedures and records. We focus more on the management process, and less on the document. ”
“Now we have gone a step further, and ISO 9001: 2015 is even less of a rule than its predecessor, and focused on performance. Combining a process approach with risk-based thinking, and using the Plan-Do-Check-Act at all levels of the organization. ”
Knowing that today’s organizations will implement a number of management standards at the same time, we have designed the 2015 version to easily integrate with other management systems. Solid for quality standards in the field of automotive, aerospace, health, etc., and weighing the needs of managers. ”
As the standard is expected to apply, Kevin McKinley concludes: “The world has changed, and this version is needed to reflect this. Technology is driving increased expectations of customers and Business barriers have fallen due to lower tariffs, but also because of strategic tools such as International Standards We are seeing a trend toward more complex global supply chains, So organizations need to work in new ways, and our quality management standards need to keep up with these expectations. 2015 of ISO 9001 can help them achieve this. ”
This standard was developed by ISO / TC 176 / SC 2, with a secretariat organized by BSI, a member of ISO for the United Kingdom. “This is a very important committee for ISO,” Kevin said, “that committee has led the way in terms of relevance, impact and global use.” I thank the experts for their efforts. ”