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ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Revision

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iso-14001-logoThe ISO 14001:2015 Revision

ISO 14001 Environmental management systems, is the most widely used standard.

Why revise the ISO 14001 standard?

Every five years the standard is revised to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. The ISO 14001:2015 standard was developed to respond to be compatible with other management system standards (i.e. ISO 9001:2015).

The main changes to the standard

The key changes affect:

Why Business Should Care about Sustainable Development Goals

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3 Reasons to Care

First - They represent a growth opportunity for companies: consumers in emerging and frontier markets could be worth $30 trillion by 2025, up from $12 trillion in 2010. "Taking action on the global goals could help address several of these obstacles that are giving rise to 'trapped value' in the emerging markets," Chakravorti writes.

Second - Competitive pressure to help with the goals is likely and companies could gain a first-mover advantage by positioning themselves as environmental management leaders. Microsoft's approach, for example, starts with linking them to the company's mission, says Dan Bross, senior director of corporate citizenship at Microsoft. On the flip side, being slow to take action puts companies at a competitive disadvantage.

Ambitious course for a carbon-free energy system

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Energy White Paper sets ambitious course for a carbon-free energy system

Energy Minister Alex White today published an energy White Paper, which identifies actions that will reduce Ireland's energy-related carbon emissions by between 80% and 95%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. Minister White said that Ireland would eventually have to generate 100% of our energy needs from clean sources.Ireland's Transition to a Low Carbon Energy Future 2015-2030 says that high-carbon fuels like peat and coal will give way to lower-carbon or renewable alternatives in the short to medium term, before fossil fuels are largely replaced by renewable energy sources by 2050. Greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector will "fall to zero or below by 2100″.