In 2020, TC176/SC2 (the committee responsible for revising the standard) conducted a user survey to find out what should be changed in the standard.
Based on the survey response, it was decided to leave ISO 9001:2015 unchanged.
Typically the standard gets revised every 6 to 8 years. This was quite a surprise that the standard is not getting revised this time. See here the history of revisions.
- ISO 9001:1987 (first issue)
- ISO 9001:1994 (after 7 years)
- ISO 9001:2000 (after 6 years)
- ISO 9001:2008 (after 8 years)
- ISO 9001:2015 (after 7 years)
Based on the history, there is a good chance that we might not see the next revision of the standard until the year 2030.
August 2023 Updates:
Based on the last ISO TC 176 SC2 ballot, there was a majority members in the favor of revising the document, based on the draft design specification.
This is a change from the earlier decision of not to revise the standard. This means the newer version of ISO 9001 would come sooner than 2030 predicted earlier.
The complete process of developing a new standard took around 3 years for ISO 9001:2015. This means we can expect the next version of ISO to be ISO 9001:2026.