Users of ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 are being asked to what extent the revised standards should consider resource efficiency, pollution prevention and organisational strategy.
This survey represents a good opportunity to feedback the opinions of manufacturers and I urge you to complete it.
ISO has identified a series of “future challenges” for environmental management systems (EMS) and the survey asks whether the next edition of the standards should address: accountability to stakeholders for environmental performance, life-cycle approaches in products and services, influence on value chains, resource efficiency and the “polluter pays” principle.
It also wants stakeholders' views on whether the environment should be considered more strategically in business activities, as well as for feedback on how to improve annex A of 14001 and the guidance on implementing environment management systems included in 14004.
The survey closes on the 30th April. If you have any questions on the ISO14001 revision process and what the likely changes then please drop me an email.