Transition Policy

the desired actions for the 2015 versions will be as follows:

  1. Get your MR/core team trained against the requirements of the 2015 version.
  2. Get the Manual if needed /procedures and other documents revised as per the 9001:2015 requirements
  3. The key areas of attention for the standards will be as follows:

      A) 9001: 2015 versions are

Risk based thinking and process approach, Context of organization, leadership requirements, interested parties, define boundaries of your QMS, greater emphasis on achieving desired outcome to improve customer satisfaction, manual not a mandatory requirement and MR’s responsibility handled by top Management and less emphasis on documentation.

      B) 14001:2015 versions are:

Strategic environmental management,leadership,Protection of environment, environmental performance, life cycle thinking, context of organization.scope,compliance obligation, documentation changes and  alignment with 9001 standard, Manual not a mandatory requirement and MR’s responsibility handled by top Management and less emphasis on documentation

Therefore you need to get yourself certified accordingly.

And if you are opting for 9001:2008/14001:2004 versions then the transition plan will be like:

Re-certification to 2015 version either during 1st/2nd surveillance or at the time of certification.

And your existing surveillance audits against the 9001:2008/14001:2004 will continue without any effect of the revised standard till you get re-certified against the 2015 version.