ISO 14001 User Survey 2021 is live today!

ISO 14001 User Survey 2021 is live today!

ByLisa Greenwood, Nele Zgavc


The user survey for continual improvement of ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 has been opened for completion today.

The objective of this survey is to develop an understanding of the needs of users and other interested parties in relation to environmental management systems (EMS) standards, order to inform the revisions of ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 as well as other related ISO standards. The survey takes into account key topics and perceived future challenges for environmental management, with the goal of continual improvement.

The questionnaire is intended to be completed by:

• Individuals in organizations that have implemented ISO 14001 and/or ISO 14004 (users);

• Other individuals with other working knowledge or interest in ISO 14001 (e.g., certification bodies, regulatory agencies, academia, research institutions, trade associations, industry groups, and learned societies).

On average, the questionnaire should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and responses can be saved to return to at a later time. All responses will be confidential, and individual respondents will not be identified.

The survey results will be published on the ISO/TC 207/SC 1 website.


While it is possible to use a mobile device, we recommend using a laptop or PC to complete the survey, due to the formatting of some questions.


Complete the user survey here!


The survey will be open until 29 November 2021.