The purpose of this document is to provide LRQA training delegates with an insight into the newly revised international Environmental Management System (EMS) Standard ISO 14001:2015, which was published on 15 September 2015. Organisations certificated to ISO 14001:2004 have three years following the publication of ISO 14001:2015 to transition to the new standard. As a result, LRQA recognises that there will be ongoing demand for knowledge on ISO 14001:2015, until at least September 2018.
All Management System Standards (MSSs) are subject to regular review and the ISO 14001 standard is no exception. It has been subject to a comprehensive rewrite to ensure that its aims and purpose appropriately support the changing needs of today’s world and reflect the increasingly complex environment in which organisations operate.