New ISO 14001 edges forward

4th March 2014

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Nadia Wetherell

DIS 14001 is on track for publication this autumn after latest ISO working group meeting

The latest meeting of the ISO working group developing the new edition of ISO 14001 took place between 25 February and 1 March.

The meeting discussed comments and suggested amendments from national mirror groups on the second committee draft of the revised environment management systems standard, which is set to become a draft international standard (DIS).

The meeting focused on tightening up the language in the standard, ensuring consistency and making sure the annex focused on points of interpretation, rather than guidance on implementation. Progress was also made on the section on risks and opportunities.

The working group was unable, however, to deal with all of the comments raised so a second meeting will be held in the coming months.

Martin Baxter, IEMA’s executive director of policy and the UK’s representative on the working group, confirmed that the DIS is expected to be published for comment and ballot between September and November this year.

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