The current revisions of the management systems standards ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental) incorporate the high level structure and common terminology from ISO Directive Annex SL. This means that the two standards are now much more closely aligned, which will be useful for all organisations planning their transition to the new standards, as well as those who have or who are considering developing an integrated management system.
LRQA has compiled a comprehensive comparison of the two Draft International Standards (DIS), so that users can see the details of each clause side-by-side. This will help users to understand the changes and what steps they may need to take to transition to the new standards.
LRQA is a major contributor to the development and improvement of standards. Through our membership of the IIOC (Independent International Organisation for Certification), the global certification trade body, our experts are actively involved in the international technical committees for all three of the world’s leading management system standards, specifically ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 (health and safety).