Category Archives: Environmental Management

Environmental Management System (EMS) issues related to the use of formal EMS, such as ISO 14001:2004, the EMAS Regulation and BS 8555 as well as informal environmental management

Only ISO 14001:2015 audits from 15 March 2018


Building on report made in earlier posts (Final IAF Guidance on the transition to ISO 14001:2015 & One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) has published a further communiqué arising from their recent Annual General Assembly … Continue reading

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ISO/IEC 17021-1:2015 Interpretation on Clause 9.4.8.3a) Available


As reported in an earlier posts (ISO 14001:2015 Interpretations Available & Interpretation Process for ISO 14001:2015), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a process to clarify the intent of ISO 14001:2015. This ISO process allows for interpretations to be provided by … Continue reading

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Starting on-site Guide for Construction


Whilst researching for useful guides for one of my clients in the construction sector, I found “Starting on-site”, which is a free publication made available by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA). The guidance provides useful guidance for … Continue reading

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One year to ISO 9001 and 14001 transition deadline


No sooner than I had penned my post “Make your move to ISO 14001:2015 this Year…” last week (14 September 2017), I received the joint International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF) communique on the remaining year for … Continue reading

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How to get ISO 14001:2015 for free!


As an update to an earlier post (How to get ISO 14001:2004 for free!), there is a little known fact is that the requirement clauses of ISO 14001:2015 are available for free within a European Union Regulation. European Regulation (EC) No … Continue reading

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CONSULTATION: ISO DIS 19011


The revision of ISO 19011:2011 is well underway with the current DIS (Draft International Standard) available for public comment during a consultation phase. The DIS is available for public comments from 4 August 2017 to 26 September 2017. ISO 19011 is … Continue reading

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Happy New Year & the Challenges Ahead


Traditionally, the New Year brings an opportunity to set resolutions to harness the positive energy to tackle to new, as yet, unknown challenges of the 12 months that lie ahead. On a wider canvas, international agreements, such as the Paris Agreement which was ratified in … Continue reading

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