“Having made the decision to revise ISO 9001, SC 2 began laying the foundation for the work ahead. This kind of revision project generally takes several years. A working group (WG 24) was established, requests went out to nominate experts to participate, and the new work item proposal was developed.
Robitaille points out that the revised standards will be available by 2015. Revision has always been part of standard development since the advent of ISO 9001 in 1987, though at any rate, the current set of standards is mainly what many certifying bodies still follow. Given that certain areas that arise out of technological and economic progress may not be fully covered, the revision may address some much-needed ISO registration improvements.”