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ISO/DIS 9001, the first formal draft of ISO 9001:2015, describes the potential requirements of the final version of ISO 9001:2015 that is to be introduced in Q4 2015. We offer a suite of solutions to help organizations transition from the current ISO 9001:2008 certification to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

The main areas of changes proposed in ISO/DIS 9001 are:

Structure and terminology, including incorporation of the Annex SL framework. ISO/DIS 9001 adopts the clause structure specified in Annex SL which is now the required framework for all new and revised ISO Standards.


ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2015 (DIS version)


‘Products and services’

‘Documentation’ ‘Records’

‘Documented information’

‘Work environment’

'Environment for the operation of processes’

‘Purchased product’

'Externally provided products and services’


‘External provider’

The wider internal and external context of an organization’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) (Clauses 4 and 6)
Closely aligned to the context of an organization is the adoption of a risk-based approach when developing and implementing its QMS. An organization would have to identify the risks and opportunities that need to be addressed to ensure that the QMS can achieve its intended outcome(s) including those relevant to or determined by its organizational context. The organization would have to plan actions to address these risks and opportunities, integrate and implement them into its QMS processes and evaluate the effectiveness of these actions.

Detailed Quality Management System (QMS) requirements (broadly clauses 5, and 7-10)
ISO/ DIS 9001 expects organizations to apply a process approach when planning, implementing and developing their QMS.

How can SGS help?

We provide introduction training courses to help our prospects and clients understand the requirements of ISO/DIS 9001 and Risk-Based Thinking. SGS is the first professional learning and development organization to offer the one-day courses as IRCA Approved CPD.

Our experts can carry out a gap analysis against the requirements of ISO/DIS 9001 to make the transition smooth and transparent. This exercise will provide your organization with structured assistance to highlight the extent to which existing systems and controls cover the requirements of ISO/DIS 9001, or to identify an implementation action plan, where needed.

Contact the SGS office today and start the ISO 9001 transition process.