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ISO 14001 New Environmental Standard



ISO 14001:2015 vs ISO 14001:2004

With the new ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard released near the end of 2015, there have been some changes. You can use the comparison table below distinguish between the new and old, and understand what has changed and improved. The structure of the new standard is now Annex SL and therefore some significant clauses have changed.


New ISO 14001:2015 Clause Number Previous ISO 14001:2004 Clause Number
1. Scope 1. Scope
2. Normative Reference 2. Normative Reference
3. Terms and Definitions 3. Terms and Definitions
4. Context of the Organisation N/A
4.1 Understanding the Organisation & its Context
4.2 Understanding the needs & Expectations of Interested Parties
4.3 Determining the Scope of the EMS 4.1 General Requirements
4.4 Environmental Management System
4.2.3 Control of Documents 7.5.2 Creating and Updating and 7.5.3 Control of Documented information
Leadership
5.1 Leadership & Commitment
5.2 Environmental Policy 4.2 Environmental Policy
5.3 Organisational Roles, Responsibilities and Opportunities 4.4.1 Resource, Roles, Responsibility & Authority
6. Planning 4.3 Planning (title only)
6.1 Actions to address Risks and Opportunities (title only)
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Environmental Aspects 4.3.1 Environmental Aspects
6.1.3 Compliance Obligations 6.1.4 Planning Action
6.2 Environmental Objectives & Planning to achieve them 4.3.3 Objectives, Targets, & Programme(s)
6.2.1 Environmental Objectives 4.3.3 Objectives, Targets, & Programme(s)
6.2.2 Planning to achieve Environmental Objectives 4.3.3 Objectives, Targets, & Programme(s)
7. Support 4.4 Implementation & Operation (title only)
7.1 Resources 4.4.1 Resources, Roles, Responsibility & Authority
7.2 Competence 4.4.2 Competence, Training, & Awareness
7.3 Awareness 4.4.2 Competence, Training, & Awareness
7.4 Communication (title only) 4.3 Communication
7.4.1 General 4.3 Communication
7.4.2 Internal Communication 4.3 Communication
7.4.3 External Communication 4.3 Communication
7.5 Documented Information (title only) 4.4.4 Documentation
7.5.1 General 4.4.4 Documentation
7.5.2 Creating & Updating 4.4.5 Control of Documents and 4.5.4 Control of Records
8. Operation N/A
8.1 Operation Planning & Control 4.4.6 Operational Control
8.2 Emergency Preparedness & Response 4.4.7 Emergency Preparedness & Response
Performance Evaluation 4.5 Checking (title only)
9.1 Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis & Evaluation 4.5.1 Monitoring & Measurement
9.1.1 General 4.5.1 Monitoring & Measurement
9.1.2 Evaluation of Compliance 4.5.2 Evaluation of Compliance
9.2 Internal Audit 4.5.5 Internal Audit
9.2.1 General 4.5.5 Internal Audit
9.3 Management review 4.6 Management review
10.Improvement
10.1 General
10.2 Nonconformity & Corrective Action 4.5.3 Nonconformity, corrective action & preventative action
10.3 Continual Improvement

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