Earlier in October 2015, I was fortunate to attend the British Standards Institution (BSI) launch conference for ISO 14001:2015, which had been published earlier in September.
The launch was an opportune moment to celebrate the benefits that Environmental Management Systems (EMSs) have given since the early days of BS 7750 through to the two earlier iterations of ISO 14001 in 1996 and 2004.
The conference provided a three-way split between presentations on Standards and their benefits to the economy, the development of ISO 14001:2015 and the new changes & practical implementation in three organisations; Fujitsu, Wiles Greenworld & Barhale Trant Utilities (BTU).
Indeed, it was my honour to present the current status of BTU’s implementation of the context and scope & risk and opportunities requirements. Undoubtably, there is further work to be done to ensure that the EMS fully meets the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 but BTU has made significant in-roads into delivering two of the most difficult new requirements.
In the spirit of wider understanding of ISO 14001:2015 and with BSI’s permission, I have provided a link to each of the conference presentations below:
ISO 14001: What are the key changes
ISO 14001:2015 – What do the changes to the standard mean for users?
ISO 14001: Taking another look
What benefits do SMEs get from ISO 14001?
How to prepare for ISO 14001:2015 certification
The Advantages & Challenges of being an Early Adopters of ISO 14001:2015
Implementing the new standard: Our experience
Delivering Risk and Opportunities: Insights from the Water Sector