LRQA ISO Standards Update - ISO/DIS 9001:2014 Approved

ISO/DIS 9001:2014 - the draft international standard for quality management - has been approved following the closure of the ballot.

This latest milestone means that the standard can now move forward to Final Draft International Standard (FDIS), currently forecast for publication in March 2015. This anticipated move is expected to be approved at the upcoming ISO Technical Committee meeting to be held in Ireland during November, where the 3000+ comments received to date will be reviewed.

ISO's Technical Committee no.176, Sub-committee no.2 (ISO/TC 176/SC 2) is responsible for the development of the ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 International Standards as well as other International Standards and documents in the ISO 9000 family. More information about their work can be found here.

Through LRQA’s membership of the Independent International Organisation for Certification (IIOC), LRQA participates in all of the major committees helping to shape the future of the world’ leading ISO standards including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 45001 (the new ISO standard for occupational health and safety, set to replace OHSAS 18001).


LRQA has been at the forefront of communicating the changes to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Our range of services encompasses gap analysis, training (including in-company management briefings and transition planning and facilitation workshops) and assessment. Our services are designed to make the transition to the new standards as seamless as possible for the many thousands of clients that we serve worldwide. To find out more, visit or email