The purpose of this handout is to provide LRQA clients with an insight into the newly revised version of the international Quality Management System (QMS) Standard ISO 9001:2015, which was published on 15 September 2015. Organisations certificated to ISO 9001:2008 will have three years following publication of ISO 9001:2015 to transition to the revised standard. As a result, LRQA recognises that there will be ongoing demand for knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 at least until September 2018.
All Management System Standards (MSSs) are subject to regular review. The last significant revision to ISO 9001 was in 2000. ISO 9001:2008 clarified points and enhanced compatibility with ISO 14001 (EMS). More recently, ISO 9001 has been subject to a comprehensive rewrite to ensure that purpose appropriately supports the changing needs of today’s world and reflects the increasingly complex environments in which organisations operate.