For everyone interested to know about the revision updates for the Quality Management Standard ISO 9001. The first balloting is now open to comment on the CD (committee draft) that has been established by ISO Technical Committee TC 176.

The main proposed changes compared to the 2015 version:

  • ISO 9001 is intended to become a stand-alone document, including the applicable definitions and implementation guidelines.
  • The title is now “Quality management systems — Requirements with guidance for use”
  • New subclauses have been added:
  1. 2 c) which of these requirements will be addressed through the quality management system
  2. 3 e) how the effectiveness of the change will be monitored;
  3. 3 f) how to review of the results of the change.
  4. 1 b) addressing future needs and expectations;
  • Total rewording of 10.3, requiring identifying opportunities and taking actions to:
  1. improving products and services to meet requirements as well as to address future needs and expectations;
  2. correcting, preventing or reducing undesired effects;
  3. improving the performance and effectiveness of the quality management system.
  • New title for Annex A, which is now “Guidance on the use of this international standard” and incorporating (40 pages) the full ISO TS 9002 implementation guidelines.
  • Lot of definitions have been added – replacing the reference to 9000

The next major step will be to move from CD to DIS (draft international standard), with an open consultation that will last until Q1/Q2 2025.