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Impact of the new standard ISO 9001:2015

News | 10.06.2014: The most popular certification standard ISO 9001 is undergoing change and the Draft International Standard is out.

The most popular certification standard is ISO 9001 is undergoing change and Draft International Standard is out. It is getting clearer what will be the final standard, but now the structure is defined, major changes in the requirements are known. The updated version will be published in the third quarter of 2015.

The changes as described in the standard are aimed at sustainable improvement in performance, with increased adaptability.

I. First and major change is risk based thinking. The approach includes consideration towards business environment. This used as a basis for developing strategy, objective and action plan and review. This will result in in-depth management involvement.
II. The new requirements like knowledge management, strategy, inclusion of terminologies like Accountability, Innovation gives new focus to the systems.
III. The structure is also now inclusive of new requirement adopted in PDCA thinking.
IV. Documentation will now be process based and have to address risk based thinking

To conclude, the standard has a lot of new points for the organizations and auditors, which aims at value addition to the organization .