from the Stakeholder Preparedness Group

ISO 14001:2015 Road Test

ISO 14001:2015 Road Test


ISO 14001 is changing – for the better. There is likely to be greater focus on ‘what your organisation does’, as well as ‘how you do it’. This will mean integration of environmental management into core business processes and corporate strategy.

The latest draft places emphasis on your value chain – leading to a better understanding and management of your organisation’s life-cycle impacts. Consideration must be given to environmental issues (wider than traditional pollution prevention) including: climate change adaptation, resource use, biodiversity, and carbon emissions.

There are business opportunities arising from these changes, such as increasing the resilience of your operations and supply chain in a fast-changing, resource-limited world. However, as the person responsible for ISO 14001, you will be tasked with understanding them, and translating them into your organisation in a meaningful way.

This is where the ‘ISO 14001:2015 Stakeholder Preparedness Group’ (or Road Test) may be of interest. We are a cross-sector group of major organisations who are coming together to discuss, and respond to the changes proactively, well ahead of the deadline. Joining the group will help you to introduce the necessary changes in a considered manner; maximising the benefits for your organisation, and demonstrating thought-leadership in your sector.

We will meet four times between now and the end of 2014, to review the committee drafts, benchmark our existing practices, and develop and compare strategies for implementing the new requirements. We may ask certification bodies to comment on our outputs and provide feedback, and invite speakers on particular topics.

Organisations due to attend include:

Imerys Minerals,

Northern Powergrid,

Hydram Engineering and

Northern Rail

If you would like to join the group, contact Marek Bidwell of Bidwell Management Systems  ( for details. Spaces are limited so apply early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 0771 898 5962.