This instruction / checklist is intended for use in upgrading your Environmental Management System for the transition from theISO
14001:2004 version to the ISO 14001:2015 version for Environmentalmanagement systems used in all types of industries.
The above Environmental Management Systems are compatible with each other and have common requirements.
In ISO 14001:2015, the requirements are described in:
- Clause 4 Context of the organization
- Clause 5 Leadership
- Clause 6 Planning
- Clause 7 Support
- Clause 8 Operation
- Clause 9 Performance evaluation
- Clause 10 Improvement
Previously in ISO 14001:2004, the Environmental management system requirements were described in:
- Clause 4.1 General requirements
- Clause 4.2 Environmental policy
- Clause 4.3 Planning
- Clause 4.4 Implementation and operation
- Clause 4.5 Checking
- Clause 4.6 Management review
You have the 2004 version in place and now have the objective of upgrading the system to the 2015 version. The good news is that
since you are familiar with formal management systems, this initiative will be relatively straightforward.