Revised ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards out now.
With over a million certificates worldwide, ISO 9001 is one of the most well-known ISO standards. ISO 9001 helps organisations demonstrate that they can offer their customers consistent, good quality products and services. The ISO 9001:2015 standard was revised in response to changing market demands and published in September 2015.
The widely used ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems has also been updated to reflect changes in technology and the expectations of stakeholders.
Both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 contain significant revisions to their structure and contents. Key improvements include:
• The adoption of Annex SL, a common framework for all ISO management systems
• A greater commitment from leadership
• An alignment with the strategic direction of businesses
• A focus on risk-based thinking
• More effective communication.
Complying with the revised requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 may present new challenges for organisations. A transition period of three years has therefore been agreed. Although most organisations are likely to change over to the new standards at their next certification cycle.
For more information on the implications of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 on your business, see www.pavy.co.uk