ISO 9001:2008 vs ISO 9001:2015 | Difference between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2008 vs ISO 9001:2015 | Difference between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

Major changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 is New High-Level Structure: 

→ ISO 9001:2015 has 10 clauses instead of 8 clauses.
ISO 9001:2015 has a new high-level structure.


Major changes between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015

Major Differences In Terminology:

Major Differences In Terminology

    ISO-9001:2008 → Products
    ISO-9001:2015 → Products & Services

    ISO-9001:2008 → Exclusions
    ISO-9001:2015 → Not Used 

    ISO-9001:2008 → Management Representative
    ISO-9001:2015 → Not Used (Similar Responsibilities & Authorities are assigned)

    ISO-9001:2008 → Documentation, Quality Manual, Procedure, Records
    ISO-9001:2015 → Documented Information


    ISO-9001:2008 → Work Environment
    ISO-9001:2015 → Environment for the operation of Processes

    ISO-9001:2008 → Monitoring & Measuring Equipment
    ISO-9001:2015 → Monitoring and Measuring Resources

    ISO-9001:2008 → Purchased Product
    ISO-9001:2015 → Externally Provided Products & Services

    ISO-9001:2008 → Supplier
    ISO-9001:2015 → External Provider



➤ Quality Management Principles reduced from 8 to 7 nos:

→ See: Quality Management Principles

 New Standard emphasis on below Key focus area that can improve our Quality Management System,
  • Customer feedback
  • Customer complaint
  • Product and service failure
  • Employees and other interested parties feedback
  • Innovation
  • Risk-Based Thinking
  • Determined opportunity
  • Internal or external audit results
  • Management review results
  • Identified nonconformity
  • Identified opportunities for improvement
  • Puts greater emphasis on leadership engagement
  • New Standard helps to address organizational risks and opportunities in a systematic manner
  • It uses simplified language
  • The new standard has common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organizations for using multiple management systems at a time.
  • New High-Level Structure allows an organization for integrated management system implementation in a very simple way like environment, health & safety management system
  • New Standard addresses supply chain management more effectively
  • ISO 9001:2015 is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based