TÜV Rheinland Publishes White Paper on ISO 9001:2015
The latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard was released in fall 2015. ISO 9001:2015 contains changes in regards to both the structure and content, in comparison to the previous version, ISO 9001:2008. TÜV Rheinland has provided comprehensive information on the new version in a 32-page white paper. The white paper thus serves as an aid for quality assurance managers who wish to establish, certify and further develop a quality management system in accordance with the new version of ISO 9001:2015.
The white paper is divided into two main parts. The first part includes fundamental thoughts on ISO 9001:2015 and summarizes the objectives and structure of the new standard. The second part details the significant changes of ISO 9001:2015 in comparison to ISO 9001:2008. In the process, the reader receives deeper insights into selected chapters of the standard and the requirements they contain. Within this framework context, the white paper explains how the requirements of the standard are to be interpreted, what is expected of companies, and the possible forms of verifications and documentation. - what may be considered in terms of objective evidence to demonstrate compliance. Moreover, the white paper provides examples for key figures, based on which the efficacy of the measures resulting from the requirements of the standard can be reviewed.
With this wealth of expertise and clear, descriptive graphics, the white paper is an ideal source of information for quality assurance managers in companies who are considering certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2015, and for anyone who wishes to adapt their management system to the new version.