Launch of ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 logoISO 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.

The ISO 14001 standard outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities.

With these changes, the revised ISO 14001 standard will become more integrated into core business processes, with an extra focus being placed on leadership and top management and communicational performance.

Key changes to ISO 14001 include: -

·         A high-level structure (HLS) featuring terms, definitions, headings and text common to all management system standards - allowing for easier integration when implementing multiple management systems

·         Greater commitment from senior management

·         More effective communication, driven through a communications strategy

·         A refocus on the risks the organisation faces as well as the opportunities these risks present

·         New strategic thinking on the context of the organisation, helping them understand their setting and environmental impacts and also the impact that the environment has on them.

·         Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end-of-life.

 

Post date: 18 Sep 2015

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