Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Courses Available Online, Virtually and Classroom
Fully Certified NEBOSH, IOSH, IEMA Accredited
7-Day Customer Service
Chris Pollington CMIOSH

Ready for ISO 14001

The revision to ISO 14001 has been long awaited.The revision to ISO 14001 has been long awaited.

October 2015

SO 14001 is the most widely accepted environmental management system in the world. The revision to ISO 14001 has been long awaited.

The new environmental management standard offers significant benefits to its users compared to its 1996 and 2004 predecessors. These benefits focus on two areas:

  • Integration with other standards
  • Additional requirements

Integration

ISO 14001:2015 is specifically designed to help the increasing number of organisations who wish to have an integrated management system. The revised structure is based on the widely understood and highly effective Plan-Do-Check-Act Model. This provides easier integration between ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and the impending replacement for OHSAS 18001, ISO 45001, which is expected in 2016.

Additional Requirements

The standard’s additional requirements focus on corporate sustainability and competitive advantage through the following:

  • An emphasis on leadership from top management
  • Understanding of the strategic context of the organisation’s activities
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication
  • A focus on the effective management of risks and opportunities; risks may be both to and from the organisation
  • Integration of a life cycle perspective into the design and development of products and services

Attendees on the IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management course, for example, will already be familiar with these topics and their critical importance to the organisation’s economic resilience.

Effective leadership underpins all successful management systems. Both ISO 14001:2015 and the impending ISO 45001 require top management to lead, promote, communicate and direct others in short, to lead from the front and to lead by example.

Transition

Organisations which are currently certified to ISO 14001 have a three-year transition period in which to attain the requirements of the new standard. They should be considering a gap analysis which considers both the requirements of ISO 14001 together with other applicable standards such as ISO 9001 and the forthcoming ISO 45001.

New to ISO 14001?

Many organisations have put off ISO 14001 certification, pending the release of the new standard. Now is the time for these organisations to consider whether certification is appropriate to them. The standard is very different from its predecessors. A simple but considered gap analysis together with focussed consideration of all internal and external interested parties should highlight the next steps.

Do You Need Help?

Find out more if you require a gap analysis and/or specialist consultancy support to either obtain certification to ISO 14001 or to upgrade your existing system to the new standard with our chartered environmental consultant Dr Fi Draper 

Related Blogs

  • The Future of Astutis: Redefining our DNA Image
    Steve Terry

    The Future of Astutis: Redefining our DNA

    Our Managing Director, Steve Terry, analyses the recent rebrand and the updated website. 
    03.12.21
  • The Spirit of the Union Image
    Toby Howell BA PGDip

    The Spirit of the Union

    This year marks the 50TH Anniversary of UAE National Day or the Spirit of the Union. Find out more here.
    02.12.21
  • What is the NEBOSH Open Book Exam? Image
    Ruth Williams DipCAM MCIM

    What is the NEBOSH Open Book Exam?

    Unclear about open book exams? This blog covers everything you would need to know about OBEs and how to answer them.
    25.11.21
  • What is sustainable business? Image
    Steve Terry

    What is sustainable business?

    Read a special piece from our Managing Director about sustainable business and how our continued enivronmental efforts are making a difference.
    08.11.21
  • Top Five Tips on How to Combat Stress in the Workplace Image
    Rachel Haines

    Top Five Tips on How to Combat Stress in the Workplace

    It is easy to become overwhelmed at work. No matter what the role, it can be a high pressured, fast-paced environment that, over a period of time, can cause stress. Read our top five tips on how to combat workplace stress, for a happier, healthier work-life.
    04.11.21
  • How the NEBOSH General Certificate innovates careers Image
    Toby Howell BA PGDip

    How the NEBOSH General Certificate innovates careers

    11.10.21
Section Curve
Case Studies

Real Life Stories

Find out how learners look back on their training with Astutis. Our case studies give our learners, both individual and corporate, a platform to share their Astutis experience. Discover how training with Astutis has helped past learners and delegates make the world a safer place, one course at a time.
More Image
Bottom Curve
What People Say

Hear What Our Learners Have To Say

We're always there for our customers. 98% of our learners rated their overall experience as good or outstanding. We will always pride ourselves on our customer service. But don’t take our word for it, here is what our customers have to say
  • "Clear and detailed information with points examples from the ongoing changes in the environment"

    Antoniya Petkova
    01.11.2021
  • "It's very early days for me but everything is fine so far."

    Jaki Walsh
    11.10.2021
  • "Currently doing the General Cert & have found Astutis to be an excellent training provider, with great lessons & resources."

    Justin
    10.10.2021
  • "So far the course material appears thorough and informative, that being said I only staterted the course one week ago"

    Peter Medhurst
    06.10.2021
  • "Still going through it. Will be able to reply after completing it"

    SHYAM
    04.10.2021
  • "Excellent course. Thanks."

    Musaad AlShammari
    22.09.2021
  • "I'm enjoying the course so far."

    Mark Sharp
    16.09.2021
  • "the course is good and on a good standard but It is some how expensive comparing the income of different people mainly in Africa."

    Tugiriyera Valens
    15.09.2021
  • "Fantastic course with first class interactive features."

    Ronnie Smith
    08.09.2021
  • "Only just started but good so far!"

    04.08.2021