ISO 14001 Environmental Management Revision

ISO 14001, the world’s most popular standard for environmental management, is now under review, with an update version due to be available in early 2015. 

Over 250,000 organizations are certified to ISO 14001 and while it continues to be as relevant as ever, the revision will take into consideration a number of issues to ensure organizations are able to grow in a sustainable way. 

NEW: The Draft International Standard is now available

Now that ISO has considered the global feedback on the committee draft, they have released the official Draft International Standard for Public Comment (DPC) for purchase.

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The final revised standard should be available mid 2015. 

Two significant actions

The revision has been written using the new high level structure, Annex SL, which is common to all new management systems standards. This will allow easy integration when implementing more than one management system.

The second action comes from the ‘Future Challenges for EMS Study Group’ which evaluated the potential implications of evolving stakeholder expectations and new developments in environmental management systems. The study group analysed eleven key themes along with the obstacles and opportunities to increase uptake of ISO 14001 in small organizations to control environmental impact in the supply chain, engage stakeholders, and communicate externally. 

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