ISO 14001:2015 was officially released on September 15, 2015. There is a 3-year transition period for registered companies.
What's the Big Deal?
This ISO 14001 revision represents a 'major' restructure of the standard to conform to the new 'High Level Structure' of standards established by the ISO Technical Management Board. This new 'High Level Structure' has also been adopted within the ISO 9001 Standard.
There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more about the ISO Survey of Certifications
Organizations around the world, as well as their stakeholders, are becoming increasingly aware of the need for environmental management systems, socially responsible behavior, and sustainable growth and development.
International Standard Series ISO 14000 is rapidly becoming the chosen method for organizations to work towards common and comparable environmental management system (EMS) practices to support the sustainability of their business, products, and services.
More pressure is coming from governments and regulatory bodies to use a framework like ISO 14001 to ensure alignment and consistency both nationally and internationally.
With the new ISO 14001 Standard comes the emphasis on proactive management of environmental aspects, enterprise risk, corporate governance, and sound operational and financial practices and performance.
ISO 14001 has been newly designed and with it the framework to be more compatible and harmonized with other standards, most notably the ISO 9001 requirements.
ISO 14001, the Environmental Management Standard, provides significant benefits:
MOCG has led a number of companies through the ISO 14001 process, developing their EMS, and in many cases integrating it with their quality assurance practices and quality management system.
MOCG worked for one of the first
companies in the United States to achieve ISO 14001 registration. The multi-site program formalized the commitment that this leading Wisconsin manufacturer had to environmental practices and commitment.
Reducing environmental risks and costs.
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