Changes to the ISO 14001 standard.

Monday, 15 June 2015
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What are the main changes to the 14001 standard, and what are the affects on your organization?

The key changes to the 14001:2015 are:
  • Greater focus on environmental management within the organization's strategic planning processes
  • Focus on management's leadership
  • Proactive initiatives to protect the environment has been added
  • Environmental performance metrics have been added
  • Lifecycle issues on environmental aspects
  • A communications strategy has been added
The revised standard is built upon a common structure to better coexist with other management systems standards such as ISO 9001:2015.  This encourages organizations to integrate multiple standards.

Like other standard revisions (i.e. ISO 9001:2015), your organization has a three year transition period after the revised standard is published. After that period, any certification will be considered out of date.  If you are looking to re-certify, you will need to use the new version of the standard.

Remember certification is optional.

To learn more about the standard revision contact ASR - we are an accredited ISO 14001 registrar.  Or if you need a quote on certification - Click Here.


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