What is ISO 9001:2015?
ISO 9001:2015 replaced ISO 9001:2008, which became obsolete in September of 2018
ISO 9001:2015 is the current version of the ISO 9001 standard which outlines the requirements an organization must maintain in their quality system for ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 is explained in detail on this page.
It is the most recent version of the standard which included several changes from ISO 9001:2015 including:
- Adaption of the new ISO structure (Annex SL) to align with other standards including ISO 14001:2015, AS9100, etc.
- Enlarging the relationship between organizations and quality management systems
- ISO 9001:2015 promotes a process approach in order to produce the sought after quality outcomes
- Presents requirements for quality performance in the organization’s strategic planning
- Greater emphasis on top level management for ownership of the QMS
- Less prescriptive requirements compared to previous versions
- The main focus is on customer satisfaction
- Straightforward terminology throughout the standard
For more detailed information, please see below:
- Comparison Between ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 9001:2008
- ISO 9001:2015 in Detail: Clarifications from 2008
- ISO 9001:2015 in Detail: Frequently Asked Questions
- Timeline to Implement ISO 9001:2015
These are important items related to ISO 9001:
Past (Obsolete) versions of ISO 9001:2015 Standards include:
- ISO 9001:2008 was replaced by ISO 9001:2015 in the year 2015
- ISO 9001:2000 was replaced by ISO 9001:2008 in the year 2008
- ISO 9001:1994 had three versions:
Learn about the entire ISO 9000 Family