The much anticipated changes to ISO 14001 have arrived with the publication of ISO 14001:2015 on the 15th of September 2015. The standard has been revised to ensure it continues to meet the expectations of organisations and maintains relevance in today’s market in order to keep pace with changes in technology.
“The new standard significantly raises the bar on the expectations it sets for how organisations manage their environmental performance. With over 300,000 companies certified to ISO 14001 globally, this will deliver a step-change in business performance and deliver significant benefits to the environment. The standard shifts business focus on the environment from compliance with regulations and direct operations, to placing the environment at the heart of their thinking and strategy” said Martin Baxter, IEMA’s Chief Policy Advisor and UK appointed expert to the ISO 14001 revision working group.
The key improvements to the standard include:
There are several benefits to ISO 14001:2015, which include:
The transition period for certification to ISO 14001:2015 will conclude in September 2018.
Learn more on our two day “ISO 14001:2015 EMS Auditor Transition” training course
Submitted by our Environmental Tutors, Antaris Consulting
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