Specifically, ISO 9000:2005 explains the fundamentals of quality management systems (like ISO9001) and Vocabulary used in the ISO9000 Standards and:
- Describes the fundamentals of the QMS in the ISO9000 family.
- Defines the related terms in the ISO 9000 QMS.
- Is used as guidance when implementing ISO 9000 Standards.
- Does NOT have any requirements, so an organization does NOT certify to ISO900.
- It is scheduled to be updated in the next few years.
(See Supporting ISO Standards)
What's in a name?
The previous version of ISO 9000:2005 was ISO 9000:2000. The last 4 digits (2000), represent the year of the last revision. People often confused ISO 9000:2000 with ISO 9001:2000
, which has since been updated to ISO 9001-2008
Learn about the ISO 9000 Family of Standards, including these:
ISO 9001:2008 lists requirements, while ISO 9000:2005 and ISO 9004:2009 are Quality Guidelines. People often say "ISO 9000 certified", but what they mean is they have met the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. Read about ISO 9001...
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