ISO has officially published the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) for ISO 14001, signalling the penultimate stage of the revision process for the world’s most widely adopted international Environment Management System (EMS) standard. The final standard (ISO 14001:2015) is currently due for publication in September 2015.
As well as the incorporation of Annex SL, which is the high level structure and common text for all new and revised ISO management system standards, some of the main new requirements include organisational context, knowledge and risk-based thinking. Other areas of the standard that have been revised include the importance of senior management engagement, as well as policy and the need for processes.
To coincide with the publication of the FDIS, LRQA is pleased to announce that a range of training courses are now available to reflect the new and revised requirements of ISO/FDIS 14001:2015.
“LRQA's range of public, in-house and bespoke training services offers your organisation the best start to transitioning to ISO 14001:2015,” said Steve Williams, LRQA System and Governance Manager. “These best-in-class courses will help organisations not only meet the requirements of the revised standard, but importantly help to ensure their successful transition to ISO 14001:2015, delivering an effective and performance-based management system.”