Published: 14 Mar 2017

Read five of the latest journal articles on environmental management for quality professionals

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. As companies strive to meet their environmental responsibilities, we highlight five of the latest articles on ISO 14001:2015.

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Gemi ISO 14001:2015 Self-assessment Checklist

This checklist has been developed to improve facility managers’ understanding of the requirements and elements of the environmental management system outlined in ISO 14001:2015.

It is designed to allow for a rapid self-assessment of an organisation or facility to determine how closely existing management practices and procedures correspond to the elements of the standard.

Engineer your future with ISO 14001:2015

Colin Ward, product manager for ISO 14001 at SGS, looks at how new updates to ISO 14001:2015 provide a framework to help civil engineering firms improve their environmental performance.

Ward explains how implementing ISO 14001:2015 gives companies a competitive advantage, distinguishes them from their counterparts and enhances their credibility.

Operational Excellence, Environment Payoffs

This article focuses on electricity transmission company ITC Holdings and how its activities are heavily influenced by ISO 14001.

ITC partners with national wildlife organisations to help conserve local species and the environment while maintaining system reliability and operational excellence across its operating regions in seven states.

The Purpose of ISO 14001 Certification: Independent Assurance or Improved Environmental Management System?

This study provides evidence of the value of third party certification of environmental management systems.

The study examines the relative importance of improving an environmental management system as a result of certification, against being able to communicate the quality of that system credibly to outsiders through third party certification.

ISO 14001:2015: An improved tool for sustainability

This paper aims to discuss the sustainability approach through the use of environmental management standards and the results achieved by organisations that implement and certify those systems.

There is a special focus on the current process of ISO 14001:2015 revision and the logic behind it.