How to get ISO 14001:2004 for free!

A little known fact is that the requirement clauses of ISO 14001:2004 are available for free within a European Union Regulation.

European Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 establishes the European Union’s eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS), which is based on the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 as well as other specific requirements.

Annex II of the Regulation gives all the clause requirements of ISO 14001:2004 but does not include the informative Annexes of the International Standard as these are not specifically required for implementation of an environmental management system.

A copy of the European Regulation can be found at: http://bit.ly/5TqqZS

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