The final version of ISO 14001:2015 has been released this week

The newly released Environmental Management System Standard supersedes ISO 14001:2004. Organizations have three years to transition to this new version of the standard.

ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems, is the world’s most recognised environmental management system standard and helps thousands of organizations around the world to improve their environmental, sustainability and operational performance. The recently superseded version is ISO 14001:2004 and this has not been revised for over 10 years. The new version was published this week and is written to maintain its relevance in today’s marketplace with increased focus on strategic environmental management to providing organizations a framework for improved sustainability and business performance.

All organizations currently certified to ISO 14001:2004 are required to transition to the new requirements by September 2018. The new standard provides a great opportunity to review your environmental management system and ensure that it’s aligned with the strategic priorities of your organization. This also means that the management system will be more integrate into the business processes. The new version will be a little bit more specific in some requirements, which means you can make it relevant to your own organization to gain sustainable business improvements. There is also an increased focus on improving environmental performance.

We have attempted to answer the more frequently asked questions about this new standard in a document that can be downloaded off this page. In this document we lay out our transition plan to the new version of the standard and aim to clarify your most frequently asked questions about the transition and the new requirements to help you get ready for the new revision.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ISO 14001 TRANSITION PLAN

For information about the new standard on the ISO website or to purchase a copy CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact your Client Manager.  Your Client Manager can answer any questions you may have and they can also guide you through the transition process.

Click here to go the page on Environmental Management on our website.

 


NO NEED TO STRESS ABOUT THE NEW STANDARD, THE CHANGES ARE MINIMAL AND WE ARE TO HELP OUR CLIENTS THROUGH THE TRANSITION PROCESS. CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

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