Understanding and Implementing ISO 9001
The ISO 9000 quality management family covers several aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. ISO 9001:2015 defines the requirements of a quality management system (QMS) and is based on the idea of continuous improvement. ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international agency composed of the national standards bodies of more than 160 countries. The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.