Environmental - IS014001 Update
ISO 14001 is the world’s most successful voluntary approach to improving environmental
performance in businesses and public sector organisations. With over 250,000 organisations in 155 countries
certified against the standard’s requirements, ISO 14001 is now being revised by the International Organisation for
“Growing at a rate of over 25,000 organisations per year, ISO14001 has proved both popular and effective at
providing a framework through which organisations across the world manage their impacts on the environment.
Environment professionals are ambitious and realistic. They want a revised standard that not only delivers greater
environmental improvements and helps organisations to meet growing environmental challenges, but also enables more
businesses to participate,” said Martin Baxter, UK lead representative for the revisions of ISO 14001 following
IEMA’s consultation with its members. It is expected that a revised version of the standard will come into effect
in 2015, and will operate well into the 2020s.
CRS’S Head of Environment, Richard Ball highlighted that ‘ The AIEMA and MIEMA membership pathways reflects this changing emphasis towards the closer integration of
Environmental and Organisational strategies, our applied learning courses have always set environment in the
context of the organisation, and the environmental professional as an agent for change’.