New ISO Standard for Environmental Management

The International Standards Organization plans to publish the new ISO standards 14001: 2015 on environmental management in September of 2015.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

New ISO standard will be published in September

In order to respond to market changes and demands, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) plans to publish the new ISO standard 14001: 2015 on environmental management in September 2015.

The company analyzes the rules usually every five years. At the last meeting of the technical committee, the review of the remaining comments were received and based on this, it is expected that the final draft for the international standard will be published in June 2015, in order to have two months of voting period and start up in August this year.

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