ISO 14005

BS EN ISO 14005:2019

Environmental management systems. Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation

Status : Current   Published : January 2020



What is BS EN ISO 14005:2019 about?

BS EN ISO 14005:2019 is a completely revised and updated version of ISO 14005:2010. A systematic approach to environmental management provides the means for the management of business risk and demonstrates a high level of environmental commitment. Many organizations already benefit from a formalized Environmental Management System (EMS). But many more organizations, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), lack a formal system and therefore lose the benefits that an increased formality can bring. This document shows how organizations can implement an EMS, using a phased approach to ultimately meet the requirements of ISO 14001. Each phase incorporates six consecutive stages. The number of phases is flexible. This allows organizations to develop the scope, i.e. the activities, products and services included, and maturity of their EMS, in line with their objectives and available resources.

Why is it helpful?

A phased approach offers several advantages. Organizations can readily evaluate how the time and money put into an EMS provide a return. They can develop a system that meets their needs, allowing them to implement it at their own pace, depending on the available human and financial resources. His approach can help organizations to see how improvements in environmental management can reduce costs, demonstrate legal compliance, improve community relations and help to fulfil the expectations of interested parties.

The maturity matrix in Annex A is a tool for measuring the progress of EMS implementation. This is useful to track the achievements of an organization’s environmental objectives and associated benefits and to ensure the efficient use of financial and human resources. And an online assessment sheet and examples within the standard supports users.

Who is it for?

This standard can be used by any sector and can be used to implement ISO 14001 in a phased way by SMEs in particular.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14005:2019
TitleEnvironmental management systems. Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation
Publication Date10 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14004:2016, ISO 19011:2018, ISO Guide 73:2009, ISO 14031:2013, ISO 14001:2015
ReplacesBS 8555:2016
International RelationshipsEN ISO 14005:2019,ISO 14005:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30351767 DC
DescriptorsPerformance, Enterprises, Organizations, Environmental engineering, Environmental management
Title in FrenchSystèmes de management environnemental. Lignes directrices pour une approche souple de la mise en oeuvre par phases
Title in GermanUmweltmanagementsysteme. Leitlinien für einen flexiblen Ansatz zur phasenweisen Umsetzung
ISBN978 0 580 96451 0
File Size2.942 MB

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