ISO 9001:2015 Overview

The ISO 9001:2015 International Standard was published in September 2015. Certified organizations will have three years to transition to the new standard.

The ISO 9001:2015 International Standard encourages more internal and external stakeholder focus as part of a risk-based approach to quality management. It also emphasizes that adopting a Quality Management System (QMS) is a strategic decision for the organization.

It is important to note that this revision is compliant with the new clause structure specified in Annex SL (10 Clauses). This is key for organizations already registered to ISO 9001:2008, because there is no requirement to change their existing QMS procedure and document structures.

QSG has prepared the following overview for organizations transitioning to the new standard. NQA’s April 2015 Update Newsletter also contains important information about the 2015 revision and beyond.

Please join QSG for a 1-day workshop to learn about what ISO 9001:2015 has in store and how the changes will affect your business.


  1. ISO 9001 revision process overview
  2. Annex SL and its importance
  3. The process-approach and continuous Improvement methodology
  4. A review of risk-based thinking (new to the standard)
  5. A summary of the changes in ISO 9001:2015, including:
  • Context of the Organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning the Quality Management System
  • Documented Information
  • Organizational Knowledge
  • Control of Externally Provided Processes, Products, and Services
  • Exclusions/Scope
  • Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  1. Next steps in the development/introduction of ISO 9001:2015

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