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As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization
(ISO), the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) announces that the newly revised ISO
14001:2015, Environmental management systems â€" Requirements with guidance for use â€" one of the worldâ€™s most popular standards for environmental management â€" is now available on ANSIâ€™s webstore.
14001:2015 sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.
The revision is the culmination of work done by 121 expert members of ISO
Technical Committee (TC) 207, Environmental management, Subcommittee (SC) 1, Environmental management systems.
BSI, the ISO
member for the UK, holds the Secretariat to SC 1, leading a group of participants from 89 countries.
Bringing forth U.S. positions, the American Society for Quality
(ASQ) serves as the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group
(TAG) administrator to the committee.
14001:2015 responds to current trends such as an increasing recognition of organizations seeking to manage environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner to contribute to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type, and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products, and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective.
14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.
â€œLooking forward, the new version will help with a stronger integration between environmental issues and an organizationâ€™s strategic action planning and thinking,â€� said Anne-Marie Warris, Chair of ISO
TC 207, SC 1. â€œI foresee the life-cycle perspective and supply chain issues embedded in ISO 14001 becoming stronger in the future.â€�
ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).