As it is known, ISO 9001 is one of the international standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization that sets requirements for the enterprise quality management systems. In Ukraine, this standard is called DSTU ISO 9001 “Quality Management System” and is, in fact, a copy of the international standard. Today, a certified ISO 9001 quality management system is one of the essential requirements for products delivery to final consumers, in particular internationally. The functioning ISO 9001 quality management system immediately characterizes a supplier as a reliable business partner.
Until recently, in Ukraine, there was applied DSTU ISO 9001:2008 standard. However, starting September 15th, 2018, DSTU ISO 9001:2015 standard has come into force. What are the key differences between the new and the old standard?
In ISO 9001:2015, the standards structure and terms are adjusted for better compatibility with the other management systems. There is no binding requirement in regard to the terms used by an enterprise to correspond to the terms in ISO 9001:2015.
Now, organizations are free to decide whether they find it necessary to document policies for various types of activities and to choose the form of documentation. However, organizations are required to argue why some activities are not documented and prove that their decision should not cause any risks including quality loss.
It should also be noted that the numerical order for the certificates has been changed. Now, it consists of an accreditation certificate number issued by a certifying body and an enterprise identification code (EDRPОУ) simplifying the procedure.