BS ISO 14016:2020

Environmental management. Guidelines on the assurance of environmental reports

Status : Current   Published : June 2020



External assurance from an impartial assurance provider can increase the credibility and reliability of your reported environmental information.

ISO 14016 gives principles and guidelines for assuring the environmental information an

organization includes in its environmental reports. It is applicable to assuring other types of reports too provided that special consideration is paid to identifying the competence needed by the assurance provider.

Why assurance? Assurance can increase the use of environmental information in decision making by organisational leaders and can reduce data quality risk and enhance trust in that data. It can support and improve dialogue with stakeholders. Having affirmed data can strengthen environmental reporting for improving performance within the organisation but also improve image and reputation externally.

ISO 14016 is not tied to any one framework of reporting or assurance and simply sets out what good looks like for all sectors and sizes of organisation. It is perfect for use with BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

This new standard supports reporting on an organisation’s environmental reporting and is a great tool for assurance providers and organisations developing environmental reports, organisations themselves who want to assure their environmental reports and also for stakeholders relying on assurance of environmental reports, from decision makers to investors.

Standard NumberBS ISO 14016:2020
TitleEnvironmental management. Guidelines on the assurance of environmental reports
Publication Date25 June 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9000:2015, ISO 31000, ISO 14064-1, ISO Guide 82:2019, ISO/IEC 17029:2019, ISO 14033, AS/NZS 5911, ISO 14031
International RelationshipsISO 14016:2020
Draft Superseded By19/30347886 DC
DescriptorsPublic opinion, Mass media, Environmental engineering, Management, Government, Enterprises, Consumer-supplier relations, Mass communication, Public relations, People, Environmental management, Communication processes, Organizations, Information exchange
Title in FrenchManagement environnemental. Lignes directrices sur l'assurance des informations figurant dans les rapports environnementaux
ISBN978 0 580 95611 9
File Size1.808 MB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents

Tracked Changes

Understand the changes made to a standard with our new Tracked Changes version

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months


Access, view and download standards with multiple user access, across multiple sites with BSOL