ISO 9001:2015, 8.6

Clause 8, Operation, has seven sub-clauses:

8.1 Operational Planning and Control
8.2 Requirements for Products and Services
8.3 Design and Development of Products and Services
8.4 Control of Externally Provided Processes, Products, and Services
8.5 Production and Service Provision
8.6 Release of Products and Services
8.7 Control of Nonconforming Outputs

This article is on 8.6 Release of Products and Services.

8.6 Release of Products and Services


Implement planned arrangements, at appropriate stages, to verify that the product and service requirements have been met.

Do not release products and services to the customer until the planned arrangements have been satisfactorily completed (unless otherwise approved by a relevant authority and, as applicable, by the customer).

Retain documented information on release of products and services. The documented information must include:

a. evidence of conformity with the acceptance criteria;
b. traceability to person(s) authorizing the release.


  • Replaces old clause 8.2.4 on Monitoring and Measurement of Product
  • Expands on old clause 7.5.1.f on product release
  • More focus on “release”, but “verifying” products and services is still a requirement

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