ISO 14001-2015 David Probert CEnv, MIEMA P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd John Charnock-Wilson, AIEMA Charnock Environmental
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd • Does ISO14001 certification prove that an organization is being proactively responsible environmentally? • Organizations could “cheat” i.e. become certified without truly adopting the ethos of continual Improvement • Not capturing SMEs What is the issue?
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd organizations should show • commitment to environmental compliance • awareness and understanding of their legal obligations pertaining to the environment. This revision is intended to last for 10 years So what is happening?
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd Demonstrate that • organization really is instigating greener practices: not just reaping the benefits of appearing to do so. • consideration of the environmental implications actions integral to gaining the ISO 14001 certification. So changes are coming!
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd • Greater involvement and commitment from top management, to ensure that established environmental policy and objectives are compatible with the strategic direction of the organization • A broader strategic consideration of the environmental context, including the interests of stakeholders • Specific commitments to sustainable development and social responsibility • Extending influence into the supply chain • Embracing environmental design • Able to demonstrate an understanding of compliance status at all times • Using performance indicators to track improvement • Demonstration of the commitment to legal compliance. • Addressing life cycle approach and value chain perspectives related to products and services. The new requirements
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd • official target for publication of the new standard is January 2015. • may be delayed by 5 to 6 months (June instead of January 2015) • compliance to the new standard to be demonstrated by the end 2016. New standard Timeline
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd • commitment to acting in an environmentally responsible manner. • implementing new requirements correctly will add benefits to organization • Better integration with other management systems • Easier access for SWMEs ISO 14001 revision is underway So finally
P2 Environmental Consultants Ltd Thank You Any concerns or questions please contact Dave Probert on 07917 888477 or e-mail: P2environmentalconsultants@gmail.com