ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Standard
ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:
- enhancement of environmental performance;
- fulfilment of compliance obligations;
- achievement of environmental objectives.
All organizations currently certified to ISO 14001:2004 are required to transition to the new requirements by September 2018. The new standard provides a great opportunity to review your environmental management system and ensure that it’s aligned with the strategic priorities of your organization. This also means that the management system will be more integrate into the business processes. The new version will be a little bit more specific in some requirements, which means you can make it relevant to your own organization to gain sustainable business improvements. There is also an increased focus on improving environmental performance.
Key requirements of ISO 14001:2015 are:
- Context of the organization
- Performance Evaluation