As with the new quality standard, ISO 14001:2015 has a greater emphasis on performance and applies the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle at all levels of an organization. The revised structure of the standard can be integrated into any system with other ISO or industry standards and helps organisations improve environmental performance. The standard promotes effective environmental management, influences organisation behaviour and provides an iterative process to achieve continual improvement, develop awareness of legal frameworks, governance and environmental culture.
A key requirement of the standard is to identify the lifecycle perspective, especially within manufacturing and service based organizations. We can help create focused action plans to aid implementation of the lifecycle perspective, aspects and impacts in the workplace.