ISO 14001

Historic Signing of the Paris Climate Deal

Earth Day 2016 became even more meaningful with the signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22nd. French President Francois Hollande was the first to sign the agreement, with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly signing on behalf of Ireland. The signing of this international agreement became …

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How will the Paris Agreement impact climate change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that it is more than 90% probable that Greenhouse Gas (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide produced by human activity, have caused much of the observed increase in the earth’s temperature over the past 50 years. Evidence of the increased surface temperatures can …

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The 7 Challenges of Implementing ISO 14001

ISO 14001 certification is of immense value. Implementing this environmental management system has been shown to directly lead to more efficient use of resources and less waste. This is an extremely easy way to increase profitability. It has also been proven to reduce the risk of prosecution and insurance claims stemming from environmental issues. Finally, …

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ISO 14001:2015 has finally been published!

The much anticipated changes to ISO 14001 have arrived with the publication of ISO 14001:2015 on the 15th of September 2015. The standard has been revised to ensure it continues to meet the expectations of organisations and maintains relevance in today’s market in order to keep pace with changes in technology.  “The new standard significantly …

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Infographic: Surge in Growth of ISO Certificates in France and Germany

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in the uptake of ISO Standards. The figures released by the ISO late last year showed a 4% increase in the uptake of ISO Standards globally, with a total of 1,564,448 certificates issued in 2013. We have previously blogged …

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Update to ISO 14001 Revision

On Friday 24th April 2015, the ISO Technical Committee, ISO/TC 207/WG5 concluded their meeting in Chiswick, UK. They made significant progress and during their last meeting and now the draft standard is currently nearing the end of the Enquiry Stage. During their last meeting the committee reviewed and completed the remaining comments which were received …

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Infographic: Comparing UK and Irish ISO Uptake

At the end of 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) released a survey outlining the growth in the uptake of ISO Standards. This survey focused on the growth of the seven most popular ISO Standards over 2012 and 2013. We have previously posted about Irish and UK growth separately but now we would like to …

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UK Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey on the global growth of ISO’s seven most popular standards over 2012 and 2013 with a particular focus on the growth in the UK. Figures released from the ISO show an increase of 65,285 in the number of certificates issued globally in 2013, compared with those …

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