The 2015 revision of 14001 has been written using the new high level structure, Annex SL, which is shared by all new ISO management systems standards. This will simplify integration when implementing more than one management system.
The revision of ISO 14001 aims to integrate the organization’s EMS into the core organizational strategy. To this end the following changes have been made:
Increased accountability of leadership.
Life cycle approach.
Risks and opportunities.
Continual improvement. 1. Scope 2. Normative reference 3. Terms and definitions 4. Context of the organization 5. Leadership 6. Planning 7. Support 8. Operation 9. Performance evaluation 10. Improvement
ISO 14001:2015 will have the following 3 introductory clauses, followed by 7 clauses with requirements: