Why the change?
It has been created by ISO in order to provide a universal high level structure, identical core text and common terms & definitions for all management system standards (MSS).
Annex SL will ensure consistency among revised and future management system standards and will make integrating multiple ISO standards much simpler. By making the standards easier to read it is hoped it will end confusion upon implementation and be better understood by users throughout the company and beyond. This will make all future ISO MSS more compatible and consistent, and will have a positively profound effect on writers, management and auditors.
The core text on Annex SL has ten high level clauses, these are: