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ISO 14001 was 20 years old in 2016 having been originally published in 1996.

The third edition was published in September 2015. It incorporates a number of new concepts as well as using the ISO common framework for management systems.

In 2021 ISO/TC 207 SC 1 organized a User Survey to understand the value of ISO 14001:2015 and related standards and to review how the standards of SC 1 could evolve in the future. Discover the report here.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Support materials for ISO 14001

Benefits of using ISO 14001

Main changes since 2004

Mapping ISO 14001:2015 with ISO 14001:2004

Why was the standard revised?

Transition webinar 15 Sept 2017

Terms and Definitions – what are the changes?

Life-cycle perspective in ISO 14001

Outsourced Processes in ISO 14001

Plan-Do-Check-Act model

ISO 14001 recognition

Link to ISO 9001

Whitepaper: How to use ISO 14090 to support ISO 14001

Online source of papers and presentations on auditing EMS

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Nele Zgavc
Nele Zgavc
Committee manager to ISO/TC 207/SC 1