ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 transitioning

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Updates are here

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) have updated their popular Management System Standards. Revisions to ISO 14001 and to ISO 9001 have now been released.

Updates emphasise a high level structure and proactive risk management to support core business strategies.



ISO 14001:2015 Gap Test

The Gap Tool is quick and easy to use and provides you with an understanding of what you need to focus on to transition your ISO 14001:2004 system to the new 2015 version of the standard


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Key changes to ISO 14001

Based on Annex SL, all standards shall take a new high level structure following a common layout, incorporating  identical core texts and common terms to keep consistency with other management systems.

  • Section 4: Understanding organisational Context to embedded Strategic Environmental Management within the wider business agenda 
  • Section 5: Promoting Leadership roles and commitment from top management
  • Section 6: Protecting the Environment through a proactive approach using risk management procedures and environment improvement programmes 
  • Section 7: Increased requirements regarding Internal and External Communications
  • Section 8: Greater focus on environmental performance through the value chain using Lifecycle Analysis tools 
  • Section 10: Use of key performance indicators to measure continual improvement in an organisation’s Environmental Performance



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  • ISO changes awareness training -  classroom and e-learning options
  • Strategy & planning - gap analysis to assess and plan what you need to do to comply
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  • Implementation support - full documentation support
  • Internal auditing  - preparing you for external certification, save time & cost

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There is a 3 year transition period for existing certifications to move to the 2015 standards. An early start will give your organisation an increased competitive advantage. It is recommended that you engage with stakeholders regarding upcoming changes and establish a proposal for undertaking transition work. 


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