What the new ISO 14001 deadline means for business

News that businesses now have until March 2019 to upgrade to ISO 14001: 2015 may come as a relief, but the extension will only help those who have already started the process, experts tell Catherine Early

Files in cabinet labelled ISO14001

Businesses must have already started upgrading by 15 September to retain their certification

More than 16,500 UK organisations are accredited to ISO 14001: 2004, with many in the process of upgrading to the more challenging ISO 14001: 2015. In June, the International Accreditation Forum decided to extend the deadline for making the transition by six months to March 2019.

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