The 2014 revision contained 4 clauses and required 12 mandatory documents and records, while the 2015 version has 10 clauses and requires 12 mandatory documents and records.
The ISO 14001 standard changes every few years and you need to update your environmental management system accordingly. Using ISO 14001:2015 software means you don’t have to worry about what is new in the standard – all new requirements are built right in, ready for you to use. This makes the transition to ISO 14001:2015 very easy.
Effivity ISO 14001:2015 software caters for all the latest requirements of the standard as it has been updated from the 2004 version. In the 2015 version of the standard top management has to take more responsibility for the effectiveness of the environmental management system. The ISO 14001:2015 software has added the new clauses on Context of the organisation and Actions to address risks and opportunities.
The previous requirements of the 2004 version to set environmental targets, have a management representative and take preventative action have also been removed, as these are no longer required by the 2015 version.