NF EN ISO 14001

NF EN ISO 14001

October 2015
Standard Current

Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include: · enhancement of environmental performance; · fulfilment of compliance obligations; · achievement of environmental objectives. ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria. ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.

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“ISO 14001 can be useful for organizations that want to stand out and, in many cases, bring a financial advantage, thus helping organizations to save money and improve their performance ”. Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary-General

What is ISO 14001: 2015 ?

The ISO 14001: 2015 standard is the global benchmark for the implementation of an environmental management system. It is a great tool to help any organization (VSE, SME, large companies, associations, public services…) to limit the impacts related to its activities on the environment.

Beyond the reduction of its consumption of water, energy, raw materials, etc. and of its waste, implementing the principles of the ISO 14001 standard (approved in France under the name NF EN ISO 14001: 2015) also makes it possible to reduce its gas emissions. greenhouse effects (GHG).

Feedback from organizations that have adopted the ISO 14001 standard shows that it also makes it possible to go ahead of regulatory environmental requirements, to open up new markets and offer an image of responsible organization.

New features in version 2015


The ISO standard 14001, the most widely used environmental management framework on all continents, is evolving to take account of the expectations and practices of users. Since the first version of the standard in 1996, environmental concerns have notably evolved in the face of the challenges of global warming.

The 2015 version of the ISO 14001 standard offers for the first time a high-level structure (High Level Service) common to ISO 9001: 2015 and which will be adopted by the future ISO 45001 on occupational health and safety. The challenge is to improve the agility of the widely used integrated management system approaches, particularly within the framework of the Quality-Safety-Environment triptych.

In its 2015 version, the standard is clearly in line with as a tool for sustainable development and takes into consideration new concepts such as environmental protection, product life cycle, environmental performance, listening to stakeholders and better consideration of risks and opportunities…

Another novelty, ISO 14001: 2015 leads the organization to estimate its environmental performance, to question the level of results, but also the benefits of the process, to then set objectives.

Created in 1996, it was revised in 2004 and 2015.

Main informations

Collections

National standards and national normative documents

Publication date

October 2015

Number of pages

45 p.

Reference

NF EN ISO 14001

ICS Codes

03.100.70   Management systems
03.120.20   Product and company certification. Conformity assessment
13.020.10   Environmental management

Classification index

X30-200

Print number

1

International kinship

European kinship

EN ISO 14001:2015
Sumary
Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

· enhancement of environmental performance;

· fulfilment of compliance obligations;

· achievement of environmental objectives.

ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.

Replaced standards (1)
NF EN ISO 14001
December 2004
Standard Cancelled
Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

<p>ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.</p> <p>ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by</p> <p>a) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or</p> <p>b) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or</p> <p>c) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or</p> <p>d) seeking certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.</p> <p>All the requirements in ISO 14001:2004 are intended to be incorporated into any environmental management system. The extent of the application will depend on factors such as the environmental policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, products and services and the location where and the conditions in which it functions.</p> <p>ISO 14001:2004 also provides, in Annex A, informative guidance on its use.</p>

Standard replaced by (1)
NF EN ISO 14001
December 2004
Standard Cancelled
Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use

<p>ISO 14001:2004 specifies requirements for an environmental management system to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and information about significant environmental aspects. It applies to those environmental aspects that the organization identifies as those which it can control and those which it can influence. It does not itself state specific environmental performance criteria.</p> <p>ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by</p> <p>a) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or</p> <p>b) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or</p> <p>c) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or</p> <p>d) seeking certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.</p> <p>All the requirements in ISO 14001:2004 are intended to be incorporated into any environmental management system. The extent of the application will depend on factors such as the environmental policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, products and services and the location where and the conditions in which it functions.</p> <p>ISO 14001:2004 also provides, in Annex A, informative guidance on its use.</p>

Table of contents
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  • Avant-propos
    v
  • Introduction
    vi
  • 1 Domaine d'application
    1
  • 2 Références normatives
    1
  • 3 Termes et définitions
    1
  • 4 Contexte de l'organisme
    6
  • 5 Leadership
    7
  • 6 Planification
    8
  • 7 Support
    11
  • 8 Réalisation des activités opérationnelles
    13
  • 9 Évaluation des performances
    15
  • 10 Amélioration
    17
  • Annexe A (informative) Lignes directrices pour l'utilisation de la présente Norme internationale
    19
  • Annexe B (informative) Correspondance entre l'ISO 14001:2015 et l'ISO 14001:2004
    34
  • Bibliographie
    36
  • Index alphabétique des termes
    37
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