NQA are happy to introduce their new Annex SL Comparison Tool which will make it easier for you and your organization to compare different standards against sections in the Annex SL structure.
What is Annex SL?
Annex SL provides the new high level structure for ISO management systems standards - it replaces the historical ISO Guide 83 and expands on the base structure already implemented. It has been created to introduce identical core text and common terms and definitions. That will:
- streamline standards
- encourage standardization
- ease the integration of management systems.·
New High Level Structure of Clauses
The numbered list below is the a replica of the numbered sections of the high level structure - the specific requirements of each management standard will be found within these sections.
2. Normative References
3. Terms and Definitions
4. Context of the Organization
9. Performance Evaluation
It was developed to ensure all future ISO management system standards would share a common and consistent format, regardless of the specific discipline to which they relate and that the format could be implemented and recognised across the globe. Annex SL prescribes a high-level structure, identical core text, and common terms and core definitions.
What is the tool and how can it help you?
We have created a new comparison tool to help you identify where and how different standards align. It will take you through the specific requirements of the Annex SL format for each management standard found within the sections below:
- Context of the Organization
- Performance Evaluation
The new tool has been designed to make it easier for you and your organization to better understand and facilitate the use of integrated management systems.
It aims to provide organizations with the tools they need to streamline current processes, encourage standardisation and transform existing management systems into an integrated model that will ultimately cut costs, reduce duplication and save time.
Download NQA’s Annex SL Comparison Tool here.