The recently released ISO 14001:2015 standard introduces significant changes, emphasizing the integration of environmental management processes into strategic and business operations. At Cavendish Scott, we offer tailored consulting services to help organizations update their management systems and meet the new requirements, ensuring conformance and effective environmental management.
ISO 14001 is essential for organizations seeking to address environmental issues and meet regulatory demands. The standard introduces competence requirements, risk management, formal change processes, and knowledge and communication aspects. Adhering to ISO 14001 demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility, satisfies customer expectations, and enables organizations to stay ahead in today’s competitive landscape.
Complying with ISO 14001 requires changes within your organization. Conducting a thorough assessment of your existing quality management system, performing internal audits, and inviting external audits are crucial steps. Addressing any gaps in calibration capabilities is also important. While self-compliance without certification is an option, it’s essential to consider the potential drawbacks and negative consequences.