At first glance, Annex SL appears to make the standard writers lives ‘much easier’ but in reality, as organisations begin to understand and appreciate the value of different management systems all speaking a common language, it will be organisations and – and in turn the consumer – who stand to be the true beneficiaries.
This structure will drive management system standard integration, thereby delivering increased organisational benefits and efficiencies while providing a more complete view of an organisation – often spanning multiple sites, geographies and involving multiple suppliers.
The revision of ISO 9001 will also go higher, by requiring greater understanding of the external environment, addressing risk and greater senior management ‘quality leadership’ responsibility tied to closer links between the management system and product/service quality. All raising the responsibility of certification and, in turn, accreditation bodies which should lead to increased confidence from interested parties.
- See more at: http://blog.lr.org/2014/04/iso-90012015-what-difference-will-it-make/#sthash.tf5EsBdk.dpuf