By Sphera’s Editorial Team | January 22, 2020

Life Cycle Thinking & ISO 14001

In 2015, ISO 14001 on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) added a new and mandatory requirement for organizations to consider their environmental aspects from a life cycle perspective to help them identify and prioritize environmental hotspots for improvement.

While the standard does not compel organizations to conduct any life cycle assessment, it also does not provide much additional guidance on how to meet the requirement during certification audits.