The new revised standard is modelled around the ISO Directive Annex SL, a high level structure and common language that was developed by ISO for use on all new management system standard revisions; ISO/IEC27001: 2013 and ISO22301: 2012 have already been produced using the new Annex SL format. Annex SL is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology and comprises the use of ten clauses instead of the previous eight used in the 2008 version of ISO9001; those clauses are as follows:
- Terms and Definitions
- Context of the Organisation
- Performance Evaluation
The use of Annex SL across all management system standards aids in the integration of different systems as almost a third of text is common across all standards under Annex SL.