Every five years, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) reviews its standards. ISO is revising the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and plans to release the new version in 2015.
ISO 14001:2015 is available for comment in the Draft Informational Stage. According to ISO, revisions will reflect the latest trends and ensure compatibility with other management system standards like ISO 9001.
Revisions of note include
- understanding the organization’s context to better manage risk,
- added emphasis on leaders to promote environmental management, and
- a shift towards improving environmental performance vs. improving the management system.
Expect the final revision to be published mid -2015.
Click here to view the official Web page on ISO 14001 revisions.