Environmental Standards Get A Makeover, The Revised ISO 14001 Is Here
ISO 14001:2015, which sets out the requirements for an environmental management standard, is one of the world’s most widely used standards and is the benchmark standard to help organizations navigate important issues such was energy management and climate change.
The much anticipated and newly revised version has just been published, to ensure it remains relevant to the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 responds to the latest trends, such as an increasing recognition by companies of the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their impact, including climate volatility.
According to ISO, other key improvements in the new version include:
–A greater commitment from leadership
–An increased alignment with strategic direction
–Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives
–More effective communication, driven through a communications strategy
-Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end-of-life
Now. as ISO 14001 approaches 20 years in existence, the technical committee that developed the standard and undertook the revision, is confident that the new version promises its relevance for 20 more years. For the complete news release from ISO, visit their website here.
To get a brief look at the new ISO 14001:2015, watch this latest video from ISO.org:
If you are certified to the older version of ISO 14001, you have 3 years to make the transition. In the coming months BIZPHYX will be helping clients map out their transition plans for ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. For clients, we’re offering discounted packages to help you transition your quality and environmental management systems in the most cost effective way possible.