The new standard was introduced in September 2015 and companies have a 3-year transition period to convert all their original policies and procedures to meet the new standard specifications. As a company, we decided that rather than going through the re-certification audit for the renewal of the 2008 standard, we would concentrate our efforts on achieving the new standard. This involved the task of a complete overhaul so that the January 2016 audits could be undertaken against the new standard.
Centurion had held the ISO 9001:2008 standard since January 2012, but now holds the new standard of ISO 9001:2015
This process was 5 days of audit by UKAS accredited body SGS(UK) Ltd, which resulted in no non-conformities on both the certification and surveillance. Following this audit, the only observations were of a positive nature.