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What are the changes?

The new version follows a new higher level structure that is aligned with other management system standards – the key changes revolve around the increased importance given to business risk. All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant to the marketplace.

The ISO 14001:2015 revision contains key improvements that include:

  • A greater commitment from leadership
  • An increased alignment with strategic direction
  • Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives
  • More effective communication, driven through a communications strategy
  • Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end-of-life

Transition arrangements for current clients

Although the standard has only just been published, Alcumus ISOQAR have been working behind the scenes for to become one of only a handful of certification bodies who are working with UKAS on an ‘early adopter scheme’.  This means we are well advanced in the transition process and have received formal accreditation.

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