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ISO 14001:2015 is edging closer to publication

3rd September 2014

ISO 14001:2004 is in the process of being revised by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The revised version, ISO 14001:2015, is edging closer to publication and in June 2014, a Draft International Standard (DIS) was published and is currently open for public comment until 31 October 2014. The DIS can be accessed from British Standards Institution (BSI) for comment.

Once the consultation period on the DIS closes, a Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) will be published prior to final publication, anticipated by the end of 2015.

ISO summarise the main changes to the ISO 14001 management system standard as:

  • a greater focus on risk management;
  • a more robust link between environmental management, top management and the organisation’s strategic direction, and
  • a shift towards improving environmental performance rather than the management system itself.

Click here to visit the ISO website and understand more about the revisions to ISO 14001, what they are and how it may impact your organisation if you are already certified to ISO 14001:2008.

Already certified to ISO 14001:2004?

Once ISO 14001:2015 is published, companies already certified to ISO 14001:2004 will have a three year transition period to make the changes to meet the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements. Our ISO 14001 and integrated management system specialists can assist your organisation to transition to ISO 14001:2015 with support to upgrade to the new standard structure with implementation assistance and also provision of training.

Click here for more information on our ISO 14001 and integrated management system services or contact:

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