ISO 9001 2008 vs ISO 9001 2015 Comparison Table

ISO 9001 2008 vs ISO 9001 2015 Comparison Table

Interface NRM table of comparison for ISO 9001 Standard

With the new ISO 9001:2015 released earlier this year, there have been some changes to the Quality Management System standard. We have put together the table below as a convenient way for clients to distinguish the changes, and see how they compare to the previous ISO 9001:2008 version. The structure of the new standard is now Annex SL and therefore some significant clauses have changed.


Previous ISO 9001:2008 Clause NumberNew ISO 9001:2015 Clause Number
1. Scope1. Scope
1.1 General1. Scope
1.2 Application1. Scope
2. Normative Reference2. Normative Reference
3. Terms and Definitions3. Terms and Definitions
4. Quality Management SystemN/A
4.1 General Requirements4.4 Quality Management System and it’s processes
4.2 Documentation Requirements7.5 Documented Information
4.2.1 General7.5.1 General
4.2.2 Quality ManualN/A removes as no longer explicitly required. The content can however, be found in 4.3 Determining the Scope of the QMS, 4.4 QMS and it’s processes and 7.5.1 General
4.2.3 Control of Documents7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
4.2.4 Control Records7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
5. Management Responsibility5. Leadership
5.1 Management Commitment5.1 Leadership and Commitment and 5.1.1 Leadership and Commitment for the QMS
5.2 Customer Focus5.1 Leadership and Commitment
5.3 Quality Policy5.2 Policy
5.4 Planning (title only)6. Planning
5.4.1 Quality Objectives6.2 Quality Objectives and Planning to achieve them
5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning6.1 Actions to address Risks and Opportunities and 6.3 Planning of Changes
5.5 Responsibility authority and Communication (title only)5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities and 7.4 Communication
5.5.1 Responsibility and Authority5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities
5.5.1 Management RepresentativeN/A
5.5.3 Internal Communication7.4 Communication
5.6 Management Review (title only)9.3 Management Review
5.6.1 General9.3.1 General
5.6.2 Review input9.3.2 Management Review inputs
5.6.3 Review output9.3.2 Management Review outputs
6. Resource ManagementN/A
6.1 Provision of Resources7.1 Resources and 7.1.1 General
6.2 Human Resources (title only)7.1.2 People, 7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.2.1 General7.2 Competence
6.2.2 Competence, Training, and Awareness7.2 Competence and 7.3 Awareness
6.3 Infrastructure7.1.3 Infrastructure
6.4 Work Environment7.1.4 Environment for the Operation of processes
7. Product RealisationN/A
7.1 Planning of Product Realisation8.1 Operational Planning and Control
7.2 Customer Related Process (title only)8.2 Requirements for Products and Control
7.2.1 Determination of Requirements related to the Product8.2.2 Determination of Requirements related to Products and Services and 8.55 Post-delivery Activities
7.2.2 Review of Requirements related to the Product8.2.3 Review of Requirements related to Products and Services
7.2.3 Customer Communication8.2.1 Customer Communication
7.3 Design and Development (title only)8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services
7.3.1 Design and Development Planning8.3.2 Design and Development Planning
7.3.2 Design and Development Inputs8.3.3 Design and Development inputs
7.3.3 Design and Development Outputs8.3.5 Design and Development outputs
7.3.4 Design and Development Review8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.5 Design and Development Verification8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.6 Design and Development Validation8.3.4 Design and Development Controls
7.3.7 Design and Development Changes8.3.6 Design and Development Changes
7.4 Purchasing (title only)8.4 Control of externally provided Products and Services
7.4.1 Purchasing Process8.4.1 General and 8.4.2 Type and extent of Control
7.4.2 Purchasing information8.4.3 Information for external providers
7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product8.4.2 Type and extent of control and 8.6 Release of Products and Services
7.5 Production and Service Provision (title only)8.5 Production and Service provision
7.5.1 Control of Production and Service provision8.5 Production and Service provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service provision8.5 Production and Services provision and 8.5.1 Control of Production and Services provision
7.5.3 Identification and Traceability8.5.2 Identification and Traceability
7.5.4 Customer Property8.5.3 Property belonging to customers or external providers
7.5.5 Preservation of Product8.5.4 Preservation
7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment7.5.1 Monitoring and Measuring Resources
8. Measurement, Analysis and ImprovementN/A
8.1 General9.1.1 General
8.2 Monitoring and Measurement (title only)9.1 Monitoring, Measuring, Analysis and Evaluation
8.2.1 Customer Satisfaction9.1.2 Customer Satisfaction
8.2.2 Internal Audit9.2 Internal Audit
8.2.3 Monitoring and Measurement of Processes9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation and 9.1.1 General
8.2.4 Monitoring and Measurement of Product8.6 Release of Products and Services
8.3 Control of Nonconforming Product8.7 Control of Nonconforming process outputs, 10.1 General and 10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
8.4 Analysis of Data9.1.3 Analysis and Evaluation
8.5 Improvement (title only)10. Improvement
8.5.1 Continual Improvement10.1 General and 10.3 Continual Improvement
8.5.2 Corrective Action10.2 Nonconformity and Corrective Action
8.5.3 Preventative Action6.1 Actions to address Risk and Opportunities

You can find out more about the changes to ISO 9001 via previous posts in our blog. You can also feel free to give us a call or fill in our online enquiry form should you wish to become ISO 9001 certified, or upgrade your existing ISO 9001 system. Interface NRM specialises in UKAS Accredited ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.

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