Both Standards have now been issued as Final Drafts:

FDIS 14001  Environmental Management Systems  – Requirements with guidance for use
Issued on 2 July 2015

FDIS 9001 Quality Management Systems- Requirements
Issued 9 July 2015.

We are told that the only changes that will be made are editorial or corrections but the main elements will be unchanged.

Actual publication of the Standards is still expected in September but training and preparation can be made using these Final Drafts.  Final Systems should wait until actual publication.

The Standards both follow the annex SL format with 10 sections that will allow for direct comparison and integration.

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Context of the organisation
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement.

Naturally the sub sections for each standard are specific to the Quality / Environmental system.

Copies of the Standards are available from BSI Standards and ISO.

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