Documentation requirements An important change in the procedural requirements for the ISO 9000 standard is the fact that the number of specifically required documents procedures have changed as follows: 4.2.3 Control of documents 4.2.4 Control of records 8.2.2 Internal audit 8.3 Control of non-conforming product 8.5.2 Corrective action 8.5.3 Preventive action While the number of required documented procedures has reduced, it does not mean that organizations will be able to forgo documentation or its control. More responsibility is placed on the organization to decide which documents it will need to ensure the fact of planning, operation, and control of its processes. Also required is that the organization identify the processes needed for the quality management system and the application of these processes as well as their sequence and interactions. The documentation system must also include the documented statements of a quality policy, quality objectives, quality manual, and records as required by the standard. When determining the amount of documentation needed, the organization should base its decision on the size of the organization, the complexity of its activities and the processes as well as the competence of its personnel. It should also be noted that documentation might be any type of media, including hard copy or electronic versions. With many organizations moving toward electronic methods, controls must be established and implemented.