New ISO9001 Quality Standard Published

The International Organisation for Standardization, ISO, has published the latest edition of the International Quality Mangement System Standard ISO 9001:2008.

This new standard replaces the ISO 9001:2000 Standard.

While the new standard does not significantly change the obligations of organisations working under the standard, it clarifies a number of terms and requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standard and “…introduces changes intended to improve consistency with the environmental management system standard, ISO 14001:2004.” The new standard doesn’t change the original intent of the previous standard and doesn’t add any additional requirements to the standard.

A number of support documents have also been released to support change over to the new standard.

refer to the ISO News page here

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