Users of the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard
are being encouraged to provide input through an online survey to the experts
developing the next edition of the standard, which is expected to be published
The ISO 14001 Continual Improvement Survey can be
accessed on the ISO Website at:
The survey is currently available in nine
languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,
Turkish and Ukrainian. It closes on 30 April 2013.
The objective of this survey is to understand the
needs of users and other interested parties in relation to EMS standards, in
order to enrich the current revision of ISO 14001:2004, Environmental
management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, and ISO
14004:2004, Environmental management systems – General guidelines on
principles, systems and support techniques.
The survey takes into account key topics from the
ongoing discussions in the ISO working groups that are revising these
standards, with the goal of continual improvement.
The survey questionnaire is aimed at:
Individuals in user organizations that have
implemented or applied the ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 standards
Other individuals with a working knowledge or
interest in the standards – for example, certification bodies, regulatory
agencies, academia, research institutions, trade associations, industry groups,
and learned societies
On average, the survey should take no more than
20 minutes to complete. All responses will be confidential, and individual
respondents will not be identified. If you opt to provide your contact
information at the end of the survey, you will not be contacted for sales or
marketing activity. The survey data set will be made available to interested
parties upon request.
ISO 14001 is the world's best-known EMS standard.
Up to the end of December 2011, at least 267 457 ISO 14001 certificates of
conformity had been issued, a growth of 6 % (+15 909), in 158 countries, two
more than in the previous year.
The ISO 14000 family of standards is developed by ISO technical
committee ISO/TC 207, Environmental management.
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