ISO 9001 - Quality Management Systems has been made available as a Draft International Standard (DIS).
The draft version can be purchased allowing companies to find out more about the standard before publication.
The main changes relate to format and increased importance on risk .
ISO 9001 is reviewed every five years and is being revised to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date.
At the DIS stage parties can submit feedback that will be considered before the final draft is published by the end of 2015.
Organizations certified to current standard, ISO 9001:2008 will be given a three-year transition period after publication of the new version to migrate to the updated edition.