ISO 14001

Irish Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO Survey

This post examines the International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) survey, which was released in the last quarter of 2014,  on the global growth of ISO’s seven most popular standards between 2012 and 2013 and in particular focusing on growth in Ireland. Figures released from the ISO show an increase of 65,285 in the number of certificates …

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ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey 2013

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) committee responsible for ISO/TC 207/SC1 carried out a survey of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001 in 2013. This survey sought to gain information from users in relation to the standards current benefits and what could be improved, as the standard is currently being revised. It received over 5,000 responses and the …

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Revised ISO 14001 standard moves forward

A second committee draft (CD2) of the revised environmental management systems standard was published in October 2013 and ISO countries had until 23 January 2014 to vote on whether CD2 should become a draft international standard. CD2 has received overwhelming support from ISO members, ensuring the draft international environmental management system standard will progress to …

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Global Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards – ISO 50001

Global Growth in the Uptake of ISO Standards: ISO 50001 This post investigates the global growth in the uptake of ISO’s seven most popular standards over the 2012 and 2013. Figures released from the ISO show a large increase in the number of certificates issued in 2012, compared with those issued in 2011. In 2012, …

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International Legal Registers – What’s the Problem?

For any organisation implementing ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 or ISO 50001 on a multi-jurisdictional basis, international standardisation of the enabling tool-set that supports the operation of the standard(s) should be a consideration.  Management systems are implemented both to create a focused commitment to quality, as well as to provide the corporate centre assurance that good …

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Achieving Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance

To achieve multi-jurisdictional compliance under standards including ISO 14001 and 50001 and OHSAS 18001, understanding and applying the law of each jurisdiction in which your organisation operates is a necessity. To this end, there are two key challenges for an organisation operating at multiple sites and/or in multiple jurisdictions: Understanding the legislation, regulations and directives …

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Proposed changes to ISO 14001

The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) voted in early November 2011 to revise ISO 14001. The revised standard, which is expected to be published in 2015, will operate into the mid-2020s and must therefore provide organisations with a basis for managing future environmental challenges and opportunities. IEMA, working in close association with other organisations such …

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