The ISO 9001 standard is seen as the ultimate international standard for quality management. This standard also offers a good basis for development initiatives.

HLS structure
The ISO 9001:2015 standard is one of the first standards that incorporates the High Level Structure (HLS). This HLS allows you to integrate other management standards in addition to the 9001 standard into the management system. This saves considerable time if your organisation has implemented multiple quality management systems based on the HLS structure.

Risk-based thinking
Risk-based thinking is essential to effectively implement a quality management system. This component was already present in previous standards of ISO 9001, for example in preventive and corrective measures. The ISO 9001:2015 standard encourages your organisation to set up its quality management system based on important risks and opportunities that are relevant for the organisation.

The new ISO 9001:2015 standard provides you with tools to plan and implement actions to address risks and opportunities.


High Level Structure (HLS) is incorporated into a diagram

Setting up a quality management system based on risk analysis

The international standard for quality management