ISO 14001, the world's first widely adopted international standard for environmental management systems, has helped more than 300,000 organizations worldwide improve their environmental performance.It is the first major revision of the standard since it was officially released in 1996, and the new standard was officially released yesterday (15 September).
The new standards ensure that they continue to help organizations improve business processes, save costs, and address future environmental challenges.Environmental experts from more than 70 countries/regions participated in the revision, which included a series of updates to help organizations deal with changing business conditions, from climate change to supply chain management.
ISO 14001 provides a framework for organizations to reduce environmental impacts, reduce waste, and save energy while growing their businesses.ISO 14001 can also help companies become more innovative, improve management system processes, meet regulatory requirements, and enhance their credibility in the eyes of investors, customers and the public.Ultimately, the new standards will help companies keep pace with changes in the environment and ensure they remain ahead of the curve.
Changes to ISO 14001:2015 include
1. The new high-level architecture (HLS) USES all the management systems to standard common terms, definitions, titles, and texts for easy integration when implementing multiple management systems
2. For senior management, it is a new opportunity to further ensure the integration of environmental management into core business processes and objectives
3. Refocus on the risks facing the organization (e.g., price volatility of raw materials) and the opportunities that these risks create (greater resource efficiency)
4. New thinking on the organizational environment helps them understand the environment and its impact on the environment, and also understand the impact of environmental problems (such as climate change) on enterprises themselves.
ISO 14001: time axis for standard edition change 2015
1. July 2014
DIS release of ISO 14001:2015
2. December 2014
The international organization for standardization (ISO) officially voted to approve the DIS version of ISO 14001:2015, and the new standard entered the stage of FDIS
3. April 2015
The ISO 14001:2015 update key meeting was held in the UK. The ISO/TC 207/WG 5, the ISO technical committee responsible for the revision of ISO 14001, said it took a significant step towards the release of ISO 14001:2015 at the conference.
4. May 2015
ISO 14001:2015 FDIS version voted
5. September 2015
ISO 14001: officially released on September 15, 2015.