• Lee Calver
  • 1 May 2015

ISO 14001:2015 set for September release

Following a five-day meeting in London last week, the working group revising the international environment management systems standard, ISO 14001, has finalised the technical requirements of the new standard.

After a final edit and translation, a ballot of ISO members will be conducted in July and August, with the new ISO 14001:2015 standard set for publication –as predicted – in September 2015. A three year period has been set by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for the 300,000 certificate holders worldwide to transition to the new standard.

Martin Baxter, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA) Chief Policy Advisor and UK appointed expert to the revision working group, commented earlier this week:

“The new standard raises the bar on the expectations it sets for how organisations manage environmental performance. It places environmental management at the heart of decision making, aligning with corporate strategy and taking a more expansive approach to improving environmental performance across the value chain.”

To find out more about ISO 14001:2015, attend our next Facilities Management Legal Update one-day event, taking place on 11 June.

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