ISO 9001 (CD) which is proposed to be come into force in 2015 as ISO 9001: 2015 Standard has got some fundamental changes in its requirements .
Continual Improvement :
In the new proposed standard the word continual is deleted and it is judicious to be remain with only improvement as any successful progressive organisation always focuses on improvement and it is an ongoing process. Improvement itself signifies a positive and proactive move towards betterment and creation of new opportunities for the organisation.
In our practical experience during audit and implementation work , clients are often confused about the continual phrase as it does not add any extra value to improvement in business.