ISO 14001:2015​


Being one of the most common standards worldwide, the ISO 14001 standard was revised in 2015. The transition to the 2015 version is September 2018.

The new high-level structure of ISO 14001 is based on the SL Annex, which allows all control systems to comply with the overall structure. By virtue of the established structure, all management system standards cover the same descriptions and titles.

As the new standard structure is perceived, the organization will find an opportunity to combine fundamental business processes with an environmental management system, and top management will perform more efficient functions.

In case we consider the general definition and purpose of the environmental management system; it is described as a management system used to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance obligations, and declare risks and opportunities.

It provides a framework for organizations to protect the environment and responds to changes in environmental conditions depending on the balance in relation to socio-economic requirements.

This standard defines the principles of organization for achieving the target results obtained for their management system.


The environmental management system is a tool for setting appropriate and sufficient policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of the environmental management system, a description of environmental goals and objectives, and the achievement of continuous environmental indicators.

  • Ensure that the organization complies with legislation.

  • Ensure that the organization’s negative environmental impact is reduced.

  • Promotes efficient use of natural sources and helps reduce costs.

  • Favors the reputation and brand value of the organization.

  • Helps mitigate the environmental impact of potential negative impacts on the organization.

  • Promote improved environmental performance.

КАКИЕ ОТЛИЧИЯ ОТ ИСО 14001: 2005 И ИСО 14001: 2015?

The ISO 14001: 2005 standard consisted of 8 main points, whereas the ISO 14001: 2015 standard consisted of 10. It was prepared in accordance with the structure, called the high-level structure, which forms the basic basis for all management system standards. Greater emphasis was placed on the environmental aspects of the supply chain. The standard imposes a requirement to evaluate the environmental aspects of a product or service throughout its life cycle. Risk assessment should be made taking into account the threats and opportunities. The SL application was included to ensure compliance with future standards. If you want more detailed information, you can attend ISO 14001: 2015 trainings that will be organized by our training department.


  • 0 Introduction
    0.1 Background
    0.2 Objective of the environmental management system
    0.3 Success factors
    0.4 Model Plan-Do-Check-Act
    0.5 Contents of international standard
    1 area of ​​use

  • 2 Normative references

  • 3 Terms and definitions
    3.1 Terms related to organization and management
    3.2 Terms related to planning
    3.3 Terms Related to Support and Operation
    3.4 Terms Related to Evaluating and Improving Productivity

  • 4 Context of organization
    4.1 Understanding the organization and its context
    4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of stakeholders
    4.3 Determining the scope of the environmental management system
    4.4 Environmental Management System

  • 5 Leadership
    5.1 Leadership and commitment
    5.2 Environmental Policy
    5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities

  • 6 Planning
    6.1 Actions to eliminate risks and opportunities
    6.1.1 General provisions
    6.1.2 Environmental aspects
    6.1.3 Compliance Obligations
    6.1.4 Planning Actions
    6.2 Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them.
    6.2.1 Environmental objectives
    6.2.2 Planning for action to achieve environmental objectives

  • 7 Support
    7.1 Resources
    7.2 Competence
    7.3 Awareness

  • 7.4 Communication
    7.4.1 General Information
    7.4.2 Intercom
    7.4.3 External communication
    7.5 Documented information
    7.5.1 General
    7.5.2 Creating and updating
    7.5.3 Control of Documented Information

  • 8 Operation
    8.1 Operational planning and control
    8.2 Emergency preparedness and response

  • 9 Performance evaluation
    9.1.Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
    9.1.1 General Provisions
    9.1.2 Conformity assessment
    9.2 Internal Audit
    9.2.1 General Provisions
    9.2.2 Internal Audit Program
    9.3 Management review

  • 10 Improvement
    10.1 General
    10.2 Nonconformities and corrective actions
    10.3 Continuous Improvement