ISO 9001/2/3 standards series first published in 1987 and then revised in 1994.
Major revision in 2000 with publication of ISO 9001:2000 QMS Standard on 15 December 2000
Fourth edition – ISO 9001:2008 QMS Standard published on 15 November 2008.
Fifth edition – ISO 9001:2015 QMS Standard published on 15 September 2015
More than 25 years journey completed by ISO 9001 QMS, since it was first published in 1987.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the largest developer and publisher of international standards. It is an independent, non-governmental membership organization, having a membership of 162 member countries (as on 15 November 2015). Standard development work in ISO is done by ISO Technical Committees comprising experts nominated by their standards body or liaison organization. ISO/TC 176 is the ISO Technical Committee number 176 for Quality Management and Quality Assurance. ISO/TC 176/SC2 is the subcommittee responsible for ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 standards, among others.
Standard Development Timeline for ISO 9001:2015
May-June 2012 - Proposal stage
June-October 2012 - Preparatory stage
June-September 2013 - Committee stage
ISO/CD 9001 released on 03 June 2013
May-October 2014 - Enquiry stage (DIS)
ISO/DIS 9001 voting started on 10 July 2014 and ended on 10 October 2014.
July 2015 - Approval stage (FDIS)
ISO/FDIS 9001 voting started on 09 July 2015 and ended on 09 September 2015.
80 countries voted on ISO/FDIS 9001 - 75 votes in favour, 5 abstentions, no negative vote.
15 September 2015 - Publication date of ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard.
23 September 2015 - ISO released press note 'ISO 9001:2005 - Just published!' on its website
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