The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is reviewing and revising ISO 14001 – the environmental management systems standard that is widely used by the private sector around the world and which is an accepted template for environmental compliance systems in the context of resolving enforcement actions. The proposed changes to ISO 14001 would have a significant impact on the ‘installed base’ of ISO 14001 environmental management systems, particularly at those facilities that wish to maintain their ISO 14001 certificates, which are verified through third-party auditing (approximately 10,000 in North America and 250,000 worldwide).
This Sidley Update was republished by ILO in its Trade & Customs Newsletter.
International Law Office
Revisions to Dominant Environmental Management Systems Standard Evaluated
April 15, 2013