Annex SL is the standard that defines the new high level structure for all ISO management systems standards.
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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. This 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.
- Normative References
- Terms and Definitions
- Context of the Organization
- Performance Evaluation
ISO 9001:2015 follows the structure, core text and definitions of Annex SL. ISO 9001:2008 is not affected.