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ISO 14001:2015 was published in September 2015 and is the replacement for ISO 14001:2004. For organisations currently using ISO 14001:2004 there will be a three-year transition period to comply to ISO 14001:2015.
The structure of ISO 14001:2015 follows the high level structure being applied to all new and revised ISO management system standards. There are several new requirements in addition to changes to key definitions. You are required to prepare for transformation and adapt your environmental management system to meet the new requirements, as well as transitional timelines. K&A can help you understand the changes, interpret the new concepts, act on the implications and conduct ISO14001:2015 audits.
(Gazetted 8th December 2014)
The ministers of the various governmental departments mandated with providing Authorisation’s relating to mining, water affairs and the environment agreed that a “Single Environmental System” was required, which would result in a standardised, review and decision making process across the various Competent Authority bodies.