Next week the ISO Technical Committee overseeing the revision of ISO14001 will meet to finalise the draft international standard ahead of a planned full publication in mid-2015. The draft international standard will be made widely available for consultation.
Up to now ISO has produced committee drafts which have limited circulation but we have been able to make available to EEF members for comment. Next week's meeting will need to consider the comments received on the previous committee draft which will include those made by EEF members.
The draft could be published as early as spring 2014, or if the weight of comments requires a second meeting, then it could be the summer/autumn. I will be representing the UK and EEF in Italy, specifically on the guidance document which will support ISO14001.
If you want an easy way of understanding the main changes then please use our ISO14001:2015 gap assessment tool which can be found here /page-not-found?page=iso14001