Revised ISO Publication Dates and Transition Deadlines (August 2021)

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Revised Publication Dates for updated ISO Management System Standards (MSS) and associated documents and guides as of August 2021

Fairly quiet on the new Standards front currently.  Revisions of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485, which were anticipated by many, will not now occur.  Some disruption on the Regulatory side with Covid-19 being blamed (sometimes unfairly) for deadlines being deferred. Also, several supplementary Standards and Specifications are in development and some are due for publication shortly.  Get the details here.

Stay informed and keep your ISO Auditor Certification up to date

The table below gives the latest information available on the revised ISO publication dates and transition deadlines as of 21st August 2021 ...

Note:  The dates given are provisional and are subject to change - use with care.

Standard FDIS   Due ISO Due Comment
ISO 9001 No revision planned n/a

In April 2021 the ISO Technical Committee 176, Sub-Committee 2 (TC176/SC2), which is responsible for ISO 9001, announced that by a narrow margin they had voted not to update this Standard. Had they proceeded with such an update they would have been obliged to adopt the revised HLS structure and, one suspects, that this represented too much work for very little gain.  Expect the next revision ca. 2026.

ISO 9002 No revision planned n/a

This underutilised but comprehensive guide (published in 2017) is of great use to auditors and to those implementing and maintaining a QMS.  A companion publication, 'ISO 9001:2015 for Small Enterprises' (by ISO) is useful for those designing a Quality System for an SME.

ISO 9004 No revision planned n/a

Published in April 2018 this 59-page Standard is entitled: Quality management - Quality of an organization - Guidance to achieve sustained success. It is mainly applicable to organizations with mature QMSs'.  If you're running out of good ideas for Quality Objectives, check this guide out.

ISO 13485 No revision planned    n/a

Published in 2016.  An ISO 13485 revision that came with the adoption of the High-Level Structure (HLS) was mooted in 2019. However, there is no sign of ISO/TC 210 moving a Working Group to initiate a revision - not even a Committee Draft (CD) has been purchased.  Expect the next revision ca. 2028 after MDR, IVDR, MDSAP and other regulatory requirements and changes have been implemented.

ISO/TC 210 Working Groups are, however, addressing issues that are likely to be included in a revision including Post Market Surveillance, Medical Device Software and Risk Management in Medical Devices.

ISO 14001 No revision planned  n/a

The relevant ISO/TC 207 has not indicated an intention to revise IS) 14001. If precedence is followed, it will be revised simultaneously with ISO 9001 in ca, 2026.

A new Guide was published in February 2021, namely, ISO 14053:2021 Environmental management - Material flow cost accounting - Guidance for phased implementation in organizations

 The Committee continues to work on revisions to  ISO/AWI 14015 - Environmental due diligence, and ISO 14021:2016 DAMD 1 - Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims.  No proposed publication date could be found.

ISO 14004 No revision planned n/a

Extensive guidelines to EMS implementation. 72-page document.  Essential reading for those designing and implementing an Environmental Management System.

ISO 14971 No revision planned n/a

New ISO 14971 revision was published in December 2019 as has the companion Guide, ISO/TR 24971, Guidance on the application of ISO 14971, published in June 2020.

This ISO 24971 Guidance is essential to implementing ISO 14971 as it includes the risk management tools with examples of their application, as well as examining concepts previously included in ISO 14971.  

IATF 16949 No revision planned n/a

Certificates to ISO/TS 16949:2009 became invalid after 14th September 2018 (in sync with the ISO 9001:2015 transition).

While ISO 9001 Certification is not required, full compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001 is a prerequisite of IATF 16949 Certification.

ISO 17025 No revision planned n/a ISO/IEC 17025:2017 was published in Nov 2017.  Does not follow the HLS Structure and has eight parts rather than five. 
ISO 19011 No revision planned n/a

Published in July 2018.  No radical changes are being introduced.  This ISO 19011 revision is applicable to a wide range of Management System Standards (MSS), and not just ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 as before.

ISO 20000 No revision planned  Published

 ISO/IEC 20000:2018, the IT Service Management Standard, was originally developed to reflect best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework.

However, it equally supports other IT service management frameworks and approaches including Microsoft Operations Framework and components of ISACA's COBIT framework. 

Work on ISO/IEC 27013 – integration of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1, has commenced and is at the Committee Draft (CD) Stage

ISO 22000 No revision planned n/a

Published in June 2018 the ISO 22000 Transition Deadline has now been deferred to 19 December 2021

Several technical specifications requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRPs) near completion. 

These are all designated as Parts of ISO/TS 22002 - requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining prerequisite programmes (PRPs).

ISO 27001 No revision planned n/a

 Last revised in 2013, surprisingly there are no plans to revise this Information Security Standard.  The publication of new Guidelines and Sectoral Guidelines.  These latter guidelines giving lists of additional vulnerabilities to be considered and added to the ISO 27001 Statement of Applicability.

For an overview of theISO 2700 Family of Standards, click here.

ISO 45001 No revision planned n/a

Published in March 2018, after a long gestation period, this new Standard has been well received. The transition from OHSAS 18001, an informal process, will have been completed by CBs by March 2021.

ISO 50001 No revision planned n/a

Published in August 2018, the ISO 50001 Transition Deadline has now been deferred to 21 February 2022.

In May 2021 ISO 50003 - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems, was published.

A number of supplementary Standards are being developed. 


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Written by Dr John FitzGerald

Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. Spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems

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