ISO 14001, the world’s leading environmental management standard, is under revision.An updated version is due by the end of 2015.
To support your organization’s transition from ISO 14001:2004 to the new version, SGS has a suite of training and audit solutions.
ISO/DIS 14001, the first formal draft of ISO 14001:2015, describes the potential requirements of the final version of ISO 14001:2015 that is expected to be introduced in Q3 2015. It includes an increasingly strategic approach to environmental management.
In addition, the updated standard will follow the Annex SL framework, a new, higher level structure that will make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards.
Understand the new requirements
ISO has identified the following emerging changes as a result of the revision:
- Strategic Environmental Management
- Protecting the environment
- Environmental performance
- Lifecycle thinking
SGS provides a webinar introducing the new ISO/DIS 14001:2015 to help our prospects and clients understand the requirements of ISO/ DIS 14001.
Assessment against the requirements
To make your transition smooth and transparent, SGS’s experts can carry out a needs assessment against the requirements of ISO/DIS 14001. This exercise will provide your organization with structured assistance to highlight the extent to which existing systems and controls cover the requirements of ISO/DIS 14001, or to identify an implementation action plan, where needed.
IRCA approved training
SGS’s introduction training courses help your organization understand the requirements of ISO/ DIS 14001. We are the first professional learning and development organization to offer these one-day courses as IRCA Approved CPD.
About ISO Standard Reviews
All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 14001 is currently at the Draft International Stage (DIS), the fourth stage of a six stage process, whereby any interested parties can submit feedback to the experts on the technical committee that is revising the standard. Learn more: http://www.sgs.com/en/Health-Safety/Quality-Health-Safety-and-Environment/Environment/ISO-14001-2015-Revision.aspx