LRQA ISO 14001:2015 standards revsion update


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LRQA ISO 14001:2015 standards revsion update

  1. 1. Improving performance, reducing risk ISO 14001:2015 - What does it mean for your organisation?
  2. 2. Improving performance, reducing risk About us World class assessment and training services – LRQA provides independent assurance including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes. – We deliver our services to companies operating in all of the major sectors worldwide. – LRQA is represented on all of the major ISO technical committees that are in the process of shaping the revised standards.
  3. 3. Improving performance, reducing risk LRQA Positioning Statement The publication of ISO/DIS 14001:2014 - the Draft International Standard (DIS) for international environmental management system (EMS) standard ISO 14001 - signifies the first time all current and future users can access and review the proposed changes to the standard. As a result, organisations will be able to start planning for their transition to the new standard when it is published (currently forecast by ISO to be September 2015).
  4. 4. Improving performance, reducing risk ISO 14001 Current Timescale to Publication October 2013 ISO 14001: 2015 Committee Draft 2 July 2014 ISO 14001: 2015 DIS Published in English Aug/Sept 2014 DIS Published for comment (post translation) December 2014 Results of DIS vote March 2015 Proposed FDIS publication September 2015 Proposed ISO 14001: 2015 publication Proposed Transition Period 3 years from standard publication Please note that these timescales are subject to change.
  5. 5. Improving performance, reducing risk What are the new topics?
  6. 6. Improving performance, reducing risk What are the new topics? Annex SL – The introduction of Annex SL, which establishes a consistent structure featuring 10 clauses as well as common terminology and definitions applicable to all ISO Management System Standards [MSS], is the biggest change to the ISO/DIS 14001:2014 document.
  7. 7. Improving performance, reducing risk What are the new topics? Life Cycle Perspective & Control of Outsourcing – Other topics that are new to ISO/DIS 14001:2014 include Life Cycle Perspective [Clause 8]; this calls for an increased focus for organisations to consider how their products and services impact on the environment including areas such as the sourcing of raw materials and what is going to happen to products at the end of their life and – Control of Outsourcing [Clause 8], from a point of view as to what they can and cannot control or influence.
  8. 8. Improving performance, reducing risk What are the new topics? Context, Risk, Documented Information – Further, ISO/DIS 14001:2014 now includes Context [Clause 4] which focuses on how an organisation is protecting the environment, including a responsibility for organisations to demonstrate their understanding of their overall environmental impact. – Other new areas include Documented Information [Clause 7] and a greater focus on Risk [Clause 9].
  9. 9. Improving performance, reducing risk What areas have changed?
  10. 10. Improving performance, reducing risk What areas have changed? – Amongst the areas of the standard that have been revised or now contain more specific information, organisations should pay attention to: – Increased emphasis on Leadership and top management engagement [Clause 5]. – Performance Evaluation [Clause 9]; this means that organisations are encouraged to look at their overall environment by incorporating the management system into the strategic thinking of the organisation.
  11. 11. Improving performance, reducing risk What areas have changed? – The organisation is now required to commit to protection of the environment within their Policy [Clause 5.2]; this is a shift from the existing version (ISO 14001:2004) which focuses on the prevention of pollution and compliance with legislation. – To support the Context the organisation needs to pay particular attention to the views of Interested Parties [Clause 4.2] – The final area of note is that of Communication [Clause 7 - Support]; whilst this is a part of the existing ISO 14001, organisations are now specifically required to determine what they will communicate, when they will communicate and to whom they will communicate.
  12. 12. Improving performance, reducing risk The waiting is over: ISO/DIS 14001:2014 is released What does it mean for my organisation? Annex SL Common terminology Common structure Common definitions NEW to all ISO Standards: ANNEX SL One common structure for ease of management system standard integration Context of the organization Documented Information Life cycle perspective incl. post delivery activities Control of Outsourcing Threats and Opportunities NEW - specific to ISO 14001 CHANGED – areas of focus Leadership /Management Representative Scope Communications Performance Indicators Interested Parties Process Thinking Planning of Changes
  13. 13. Improving performance, reducing risk What does ISO / DIS14001:2014 mean for organisations worldwide?
  14. 14. Improving performance, reducing risk What does ISO / DIS14001:2014 mean for organisations worldwide? – The potential organisational impact of ISO/DIS 14001:2014 is dependent upon the organisation and their individual EMS. – Factors that will help an organisation determine their degree of change against the new ISO 14001 revision include a] the maturity and complexity of the existing ISO 14001 system b] the existence of other certified MSS (such as ISO 9001 or OHSAS 18001) and c] current processes in relation to the environmental impact of its services and products as well as the organisation’s overall impact on the environment.
  15. 15. Improving performance, reducing risk What should you do next?
  16. 16. Improving performance, reducing risk LRQA’s proposed next steps for organisations – Purchase a copy of the DIS and understand the impact it has upon both your organisation and your environmental management system. Also, make sure that your environmental managers and internal auditors understand the differences that Annex SL will bring to your EMS and any other MSS in your organisation. – Contact LRQA; as a member of all the technical committees that are shaping the revisions to the world’s leading standards, not only do we understand the DIS, but more importantly, we understand what the DIS means to your EMS and wider organisation. – Engage with LRQA to find out how a gap analysis and our range of bespoke and public training services on specific areas of ISO/DIS 14001:2014 can benefit you personally, as well as your organisation. – Work with LRQA and formalise a transition plan and process, designed to engage your Leadership from the start.
  17. 17. Improving performance, reducing risk Disclaimer Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the dates indicated in this presentation are correct, timescales - that are out of our control - can change.
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  19. 19. Improving performance, reducing risk Useful external resources International Organization for Standardization International Independent Organisation for Certification International Register of Certified Auditors Chartered Quality Institute International Accreditation Forum