How Annex SL Works?
Annex SL seeks to balance the need to add rules that may need to be more specific for a given area, keeping the overall structural redundancy minimum. Accordingly, its terms and definitions can add to but cannot delete or change. For example, here is a section from one draft of the ISO/IEC group working on the ISO 9001 revision. How Annex SL works?
Throughout the long-term, ISO has distributed management system guidelines for subjects going from quality and environment to data security and business congruity the executives. Despite sharing typical components, ISO management system standards all have various structures. This, thus, brings about some disarray and troubles at the execution stage.
Annexe SL’s point is to upgrade the consistency and arrangement of MSS; by bringing together and settling upon an elevated level structure, indistinguishable core content, essential terms, and core definitions.
Organizations implement and operate several management systems. They are often confronted with different and sometimes contradicting requirements, terms, and definitions. ANNEX SL will particularly useful for organizations that choose to operate a single (sometimes called integrated); management system that can simultaneously meet the requirements of two or more management system standards.
A few attempts have made since the late 90s; to harmonize the way to write these but the first group that succeeded to reach an agreement the joint technical coordination group (JTCG) set up by ISO/technical management board.
Annex SL is a new management system format that streamlines new standards and implements multiple organizations’ criteria. The Annex SL is a section of the ISO/IEC directives part 1 that prescribes how the ISO management system standard (MSS) should write.
Various Technical Committees within ISO is currently working on revising all MSS published before Annex SL adopted. Many standards are already following Annex SL, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.