ISO 9001:2015 in Detail: The Clause Structure
One of the most obvious difference between the 9001:2008 and the 9001:2015 standard is the clause structure. ISO 9001:2008 has eight clauses (Clauses 4-8 are requirements) whereas, ISO 9001:2015 has ten (Clauses 4-10 are requirements).
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The core concepts of the new clause structure include management, customer, requirements, policy, procedure, planning, performance, objective, control, monitoring, measurement, auditing, decision making, corrective action, and nonconformity. Many of the requirements around these concepts have not changed.
ISO 9001:2015 Clause Structure Changes
Section Number Current Standard Sections Proposed Standard Sections Section 1: Scope Scope Section 2: Normative Reference Normative References Section 3: Terms and Definitions Terms and Definitions Section 4: General Requirements Context of the Organization Section 5: Management Responsibility Leadership Section 6: Resource Management Planning Section 7: Product Realization Support Section 8: Measurement, Analysis and Improvement Operation Section 9: Performance Evaluation Section 10: Improvement
Within the clause structure, one section change that increases the scope of the Quality Management System takes into account the organization’s“context” (for instance social impact).