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Take note, OEMs! ISO 9001 draft available for comment


May 28, 2014 – ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems has been made available as a draft international standard (DIS), meaning all interested parties can submit feedback that will be considered before the final draft is published by the end of 2015.

The main changes in the draft relate to its format and the increased importance on risk, including the identification of risk and risk control as requirements, and requiring top management to take a more active role in aligning quality policies with business needs.

ISO 9001 is reviewed every five years, and is being revised to ensure it is relevant and current. Organizations certified to the current standard, ISO 9001:2008, will be given a three-year transition period after the new version has been published to migrate to the new edition.

For information on the draft international stage and how to contribute, contact the Standards Council of Canada.

If interested, the draft version can be purchased now, giving you the opportunity to get a taste of the new standard before final publication.

— With files from Clare Naden