The changes made during the ISO9001:2015 revision are considerably more substantial than those produced during the 2008 revision.
The article covers the following topics:
The standard is rewritten according to the HLS (High Level Structure)
Risk management becomes a foundation of the standard
A standard purposely open to the service industry
No more quality manual?!
Importance given to the context surrounding the certified organization and to its stakeholders
Knowledge is a resource like any other
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The ISO 9001:2015 standard has been restructured: chapter and subchapter titles, as well as the order of clauses and paragraphs, were completely revised.
Overall, this restructuring does not affect the standard’s content or requirements. When examining the text in detail, however, the structure has changed to comply with new composition guidelines and topic sequences.
This change reflects a strategic choice that will gradually be applied all ISO standards of management system. Initiated on ISO 55001 (Asset Management System), the new structure is consistent with Appendix SL to the ISO Directives, Part I.
With this new common structure, ISO aims to help businesses and organizations more easily integrate all or parts of their various management systems and ultimately achieve a truly unified management system.
This consistent common structure makes it easier for companies to include components of other standards that it deems relevant: parts of the environmental standard ISO 14001:2015, the asset management standard ISO 55001 and even the future ISO 45001 standard on occupational health and safety management.