We’ve just produced a new whitepaper [pdf, 445kB] on the history and future of ISO 9001. It provides an overview of how ISO 9001 has developed over the years, the benefits to businesses of using the standard and how the upcoming changes will affect organizations.
ISO 9001, the world’s most popular standard for quality management, is now under review, with an updated version due to be available by the end of 2015.
Over 1.2 million organizations are certified to ISO 9001 and while it continues to be as relevant as ever, the revision will take into consideration a number of issues to ensure it enhances an organization’s ability to consistently provide products that meet customer requirements.
The draft standard has been written using the new high level structure which is common to all new management systems standards. This will allow easy integration when implementing more than one management system.