The new ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Standard has now been published. What are the changes
Renumbering to Annex SL, so all the future Management Standards have the same top level Index. This helps with the integration of Management Standards
Increased prominence of environmental management within the organization’s strategic planning processes
Greater focus on leadership
Increased focus on lifecycle perspective. Lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects.
Previously the emphasis was on reducing environmental impact and the risk of pollution. Now the Standard specifies “Risks & Opportunities”. This results in the addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation.