Who are we?  

We are the ISO sub-committee with responsibility for ISO 14001 - the international standard for environmental management system - and other supporting standards, such as ISO 14004, ISO 14005, ISO 14006 and under development ISO 14007ISO 14008, ISO 14002-1 and ISO 14009 see below for more detail.

ISO 14001:2015 was published on 15 September 2015 and ISO 14004:2016 on 1 March 2016. For more information see News and our published and current projects.  Support for ISO 14001, transition webinar and ISO 14001 workshop material can be found by clicking on links

The committee's creative and innovative work was recognised in September 2016 when it was awarded the ISO Lawrence D. Eicher Leadership Award.

Our vision and mission

cartoon on people and PDCAWe are responsible for standardization in the field of environmental management systems to support the achievement of ‘sustainability’.

Our focus is to develop and maintain standards in the field of environmental management systems that meet stakeholder needs, are market based and support ‘sustainability’.

We are recognized as the world leader in the development of environmental management system standards that supports ‘sustainability’.

Our standards are recognized nationally and internationally by users and other stakeholders as the environmental management standards of choice 

Our operating principles help guide our work as does our Business Plan

How does our standards support ISO 14001?

The SC1 Work Programme focus is on its core standard ISO 14001 and four key components to support users of ISO 14001, in relation to:

  1. overall understanding and implementation as exemplified by ISO 14004 and  SME /staged implementation as in ISO 14005
  2. evaluating consequences of environmental aspects  as exemplified by ISO 14002-1 and its other parts
  3. policy and organizational elements such as those related to sustainable use of resources ​as exemplified by ISO 14006 and ISO 14009 NWIP related to eco-design and material circulation
  4. evaluating strategic and monetary (financial) consequences as exemplified by ISO 14007 and ISO 14008

 

ISO Standards we have responsibility for

ISO 14001 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14002-1 (under development)  Environmental management systems - Guidelines for applying the ISO 14001 framework to environmental aspects and environmental conditions by environmental topic areas

ISO 14004 Environmental management systems – General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques

ISO 14005 (under revision) Environmental management systems – Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation

ISO 14006 (under revision) Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign

ISO 14007 (under development) Environmental management - Determining Environmental Costs and Benefits — Guidance

ISO 14008 (under development) Monetary valuation of environmental impacts from specific emissions and use of natural resources

ISO 14009 (under development) Guidelines for incorporating redesign of products and components to improve material circulation

How does ISO 14001 link with other TC207 standards?

 

ISO 14001:2015

Information about changes to ISO 14001:2015

Frequently Asked Questions and

other support material

is available including PDF versions of website information

Users views

Survey of ISO 14001 users

Supporting environmental and business challenges

UN Sustainable Development Goals - can ISO standards help? Yes!

Climate change how ISO 14001 helps including with adaptation

How ISO 14001 Support Value Creation in Business

What ISO TC207 standards can add detail to ISO 14001

Challenges for Environmental Management Systems 

Current projects 

ISO 14008 - Ongoing work

ISO 14007 - Ongoing work

ISO 14002-1 - Ongoing work

ISO 14009 - Ongoing work

Revision of ISO 14005 - Ongoing work

Revision of ISO 14006 - Ongoing work

Published projects

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14004:2016

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Contact

Mike Henigan
Mike Henigan
Secretary to ISO/TC 207/SC 1
BSI

+44 (0) 20 8996 7298

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Thank you to SC1 for diagrams etc used on website they are available under creative common licence

Thank you to Anne-Marie Warris for picture of sunset and tree roots used on website ©AnneMarieWarris and to WGs for supplying pictures of WG activities ©SC1

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