ISO 9001:2015 Unchanged

Members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 176, Sub-Committee 2 (TC176/SC2) have taken the surprising decision not to proceed with the much-anticipated update of ISO 9001:2015.

TC176/SC2 conducted a systematic review of ISO 9001:2015 “Quality management systems — Requirements”. By the narrowest of margins, they agreed that ISO 9001:2015 should be unchanged.

The committee proposes that:

It will examine if a revision of ISO 9001 should be started earlier than would usually be determined through the systematic review process

The Strategic Planning and Operations Task Group (SPOTG) should review the full portfolio of SC2 standards.

ISO 9001 is one of the most recognized standards in the world. According to the latest data, there are 878,664 valid certificates related to 1,180,654 sites across the globe.

ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a QMS when an organisation:

  • Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements

  • Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of a QMS, including processes for improvement of the system, assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements

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