Annex SL is the standard that defines the new high level structure for all ISO management systems standards.
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:
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.
Annex SL will only affect future management systems standards - for example ISO 9001:2008 will not be affected, but the new ISO 9001:2015 will follow the structure, core text and definitions of Annex SL.
For specific updates on future standards see:
IRCA has published a detailed briefing documents on Annex SL here.
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