IATF 16949:2016

The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) has issued a new IATF 16949:2016 standard to cancel and replace the current ISO/TS 16949:2009 standard. IATF 16949:2016 is fully aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 structure and requirements.

IATF 16949:2016 is not a standalone quality management standard. It has been implemented as a supplement to ISO 9001:2015, which must be purchased separately.

ISO/TS 16949 was first issued in 1999 by the IATF in conjunction with ISO’s technical committee for quality management, ISO/TC 176. IATF will ensure continued alignment of IATF 16949 with ISO 9001 by maintaining strong cooperation with ISO, through its participation in ISO/TC 176.

New to the latest revision of IATF 16949:2016 is the inclusion of language on corporate ethics. The new standard states that certified organizations must implement basic corporate responsibility policies such as anti-bribery policy, an employee code of conduct, and an ethics escalation (whistle-blower) policy.

You can order the hardcopy standard for $150 ($30 member) or the e-Document version for $150 ($30 member). Please note that you can only view your e-Document copy at the AIAG website using their e-Document viewer. The e-Document can’t be downloaded or printed.

To order IATF 16949:2016, go to this AIAG Store web page.