ISO 14001:2015 published!
The revision of the environmental management standard ISO 14001 is concluded: ISO 14001:2015 was published on September 15.
After several minor adjustments since its first publication in 1996 the revised standard introduces now a completely new structure as well as some new requirements to respond to changes in industry and broader user interests:
ISO 14001:2015 has a stronger focus on environmental performance and assures that environmental management is better integrated with and aligned to your organization´s strategic objectives and direction.
By placing more emphasis on Leadership, ISO 14001:2015 will drive greater involvement in an organization's environmental management system by Top Management. This contributes to a better motivation of employees towards the defined goals and objectives.
It also requires a life cycle perspective for each stage of activities, products and services from development to end-of-life when considering environmental aspects.
With the new high level structure applicable to all new and revised ISO management systems standards it will be much easier to implement multiple, integrated or combined management systems.
Certified companies will have a three years period to transition to the revised standard. DQS supports its clients with information, trainings, workshops and gap assessments.
Please contact your local DQS office to get further information.