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What is the vision behind Annex SL?

What is the Vision Behind Annex SL?

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. What is the vision behind Annex SL?

Annexe SL’s point is to upgrade the consistency and arrangement of MSS by giving a bringing together. They were settled upon an elevated level structure, indistinguishable core content, basic terms and core definitions.

However; 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. Its terms and definitions can add to but cannot delete or change. For example, a section from one draft of the ISO/IEC group working on the ISO 9001 revision.


Annex SL now as “Annex-L”. This is the new 2019 edition and the vision behind it. This to convert the Annex SL into Annex L increases the management system standards’ alignment and consistency by providing the unifying and agreed upon a high-level structure, identical core text and standard terms and core definitions. Different criteria are written in very different ways before 2012. After one group succeeded and reached the agreement, the joint technical coordination group (JTCG) was set up by ISO/technical management board.

In the light of; Annex SL applies to all management system standards, such as full ISO standards, publicly available specifications (pas) and technical specifications. The revised ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, as well as the new ISO 45001, will all be based on Annex L high-level structure:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and definitions
  4. Context of the organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance evaluation
  10. Improvement

Extension-l replaces ISO guide 83, and that provided base structure and standardized test for MSS. Guide 83 started to address complaints. Identically; many have when integrating current MSS like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001. All these standards have common elements. They described and organized differently, making it difficult for organizations to implement multiple measures.

Who created Annex L: Annex L formed by the ISO technical management board? The ISO technical management board charged with managing process technical associated with the implementing new standards?

This ensures that the various technical team and committees associated with each standard represented in the resulting management system standards.

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