The deadline is approaching to transfer over to the revised ISO 14001:2015 standards. Have you transitioned yet?
The ISO 14001 standards have been revised to respond to the latest trends to ensure that it remains significant to the marketplace and appropriate to environmental concerns, whilst improving compatibility with other management system standards.
This revised ISO 14001 will establish compliance with present and future regulatory and statutory requirements, whilst maintaining better environmental performance of suppliers through encouraged integration into the organisations business systems.
Companies have until September 2018 to transfer over to these new standards.
This international standard sets out the requirements for an improved and effective environmental management system, allowing you to further achieve your organisational goals.
EMS can take the hassle away by assisting your organisation with the transition to the new standards. (Read about how we did this for one of our clients here.) This means you can focus on business-as-usual while a dedicated team of experts are on hand to ensure you complete the transition before the deadline.
Please be aware that the IAF (International Accreditation Forum), who set the rules for accredited certification, have issued a resolution which requires that all audits conducted by accredited certification bodies after 15th March 2018, must be to the requirements of the 2015 standards. After this date, audits to ISO 14001:2004 are not allowed. This will apply great pressure on those companies who have not yet started the transition process.
If you want to find out more information about the new ISO standards then read our blog to find out the main differences and adaptations which have been made.
Alternatively, speak to our Consultancy Manager Rebecca Chapman for more information and to find out how EMS could help you. Call Rebecca on 0114 272 2270 or contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.