ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. All requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are generic and are intended to be applicable to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided. Where any requirement(s) of ISO 9001:2008 cannot be applied due to the nature of an organization and its product, this can be considered for exclusion. Where exclusions are made, claims of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 are not acceptable unless these exclusions are limited to requirements within Clause 7, and such exclusions do not affect the organization's ability, or responsibility, to provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001:2000 TO ISO 9001:2008 TRANSITION PLAN
ISO and the International Accreditation Forum have agreed to a simple transition plan for accredited registrars certifying management systems. The agreed transition plan in relation to accredited certifications follows:
Certificates of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 (or national equivalents) shall only be issued after 14 November 2008 and after a routine surveillance or recertification audit against ISO 9001:2008.
From 14 November 2009 all new and updated certifications shall be ISO 9001:2008
After 14 November 2010, any existing certification issued to ISO 9001:2000 shall not be valid.
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