ISO 14001 consultation opens

The public consultation process for the international environmental standard ISO 14001 is now open with UK comments requested by 31 October 2014.

BSI, the UK’s National Standards Body, is leading the consultation process in the UK and interested parties can register their comments online at
The revision includes input from 40 experts from 25 countries across all sectors. This is the standard’s first major revision and seeks not only to update ISO 14001 to include current key concepts and future challenges in environmental management, but also new text that will apply to all management system standards.
Changes include a new framework of terms, definitions, headings and text that will be common to all management system standards. This will allow easy integration when implementing more than one management system, said BSI.