The systematic reviews of ISO 9000:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 closed on 2nd December 2020
The ISO rules of procedure (the ISO/IEC Directives) allow a committee 6 months after the close of a Systematic Review to announce a final decision on the action to be taken on a standard. The decision can indicate either that the standard will be confirmed (unchanged), be revised or amended, or be withdrawn (as being out of date, superseded, or no longer needed). The rules also permit that after a detailed analysis of the results from the Systematic Review, and taking into account other inputs, another interpretation than indicated by the majority of national standards bodies responses to the review may be more appropriate.
For ISO 9000:
The Systematic Review (SR) of ISO 9000 indicated 33 members in favor of confirming the standard and 28 in favor of revising it.
A final decision will be made by ISO/TC 176/SC 1 in early May after review of the following:
• Annex SL Revision
• ISO SR 9000 Vote Results
• ISO SR 9000 Ballot Comments
• Revisions to IS using ISO 9000 as a normative reference
• Requests for modifications to ISO 9000-2015
For ISO 9001:
The Systematic Review (SR) of ISO 9001 indicated 36 members in favor of confirming the standard and 32 in favor of revising it.
An ISO 9001 User Survey closed on 31st December, and the results of the survey are currently being processed by ISO/TC176/SC2/TG5.
A meeting of the ISO/TC 176/SC2 “Strategic Planning and Operations Task Group” (SPOTG) will be held in March. SC2/TG5 will present the results of the survey to that meeting along with other inputs, including:
· the TC 176 work on Future Quality Concepts,
· the TC 176 work on Brand Integrity,
· the work of the ISO 9001 Auditing Practices Group,
· the interpretations issued on ISO 9001,
· the revision of Annex SL,
· the WG24 Project Review report on the development of ISO 9001:2015.
The SPOTG will review the systematic review results along with these inputs, before making a recommendation on what action to take on ISO 9001.
The SPOTG’s recommendation will then be circulated for a one month ballot of SC2’s members, closing on 1st May.
If the SPOTG’s recommendation is for a revision or amendment and is approved, then SC2/TG 5 will create an initial draft of a Design Specification for the revision, while a new Working Group is constituted to undertake the revision/amendment work.
The Design Specification will then be transferred to the new WG for review and amendment prior to being circulated for a one month ballot in SC2 (around June/July). Once the Design Specification has been approved, the new WG will then be able to start drafting the revision/amendment to the standard. The revision/amendment process could take up to 3 years.
In contrast, if the SPOTG’s recommendation is for confirmation, and this is approved, then no further action will be planned for ISO 9001 in the immediate future.