EN ISO 9000:2015

Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary (ISO 9000:2015)

Publication date:   Sep 25, 2015

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 15, 2015



European Norm

03.100.70   Management systems | 03.120.10   Quality management and quality assurance



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ISO 9000:2015 describes the fundamental concepts and principles of quality management which are universally applicable to the following:

organizations seeking sustained success through the implementation of a quality management system;
customers seeking confidence in an organization's ability to consistently provide products and services conforming to their requirements;
organizations seeking confidence in their supply chain that their product and service requirements will be met;
organizations and interested parties seeking to improve communication through a common understanding of the vocabulary used in quality management;
organizations performing conformity assessments against the requirements of ISO 9001;
providers of training, assessment or advice in quality management;
developers of related standards.

ISO 9000:2015 specifies the terms and definitions that apply to all quality management and quality management system standards developed by ISO/TC 176.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93


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EN ISO 9000:2005


EN ISO 9000:2015
60.60 Standard published
Sep 15, 2015