Benefits of the new standard

Bringing the Environment and Continuous Improvement into the heart of your business

The revised standard will ensure that environmental management is now completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies of your organization. This strategic focus will result in optimizing the performance of your EMS making it more sustainable, saving money and helping preserve the world’s resources for future generations.

Leadership

Greater involvement in the management system by the leadership team will ensure the whole organization will be motivated towards the organizations goals and objectives.

Improved Environmental Performance

Organizations will need to take steps to protect the environment and improve environmental performance. Good environmental management will reduce the risk of regulatory fines and can often identify opportunities to save money.

An Integrated Approach

With the new structure applicable to all new ISO management systems standards it wll be much easier to implement multiple, integrated management systems.


Revision in more detail

The new standard is based on Annex SL – the new high level structure (HLS) that brings a common framework to all management system standards. This helps to keep consistency, alignment different management system standards, offer matching sub-clauses against the top-level structure and apply common language across all standards.

The key changes in the proposed standard are:

  • The emphasis on leadership
  • The focus on risk management
  • Emphasis on objectives measurement and change
  • Communication and awareness
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements
  • Increased focus on lifecycle perspective

Now the new standard has been published, organizations will find it easier to incorporate their environmental  management system into the core business processes and gain greater business benefits.




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