Compare ISO 9001 to ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) which gives organizations a systematic approach
ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 share a similar Plan-Do-Check-Act structure and have
Compare ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
- A complete ISO 14001 EMS – for those companies who do NOT want a combined EMS-QMS
- A specially configured EMS for those with an existing ISO 9001 based QMS (ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, etc.)
- A complete EMS-QMS solution for those who want to implement both at the same time.
ISO 9001 – ISO 14001 Common Requirements
ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 similarities are highlighted in red in the comparison chart (below):
- Documented Systems (manual and procedures) on how you plan to achieve improvement
- Control Documents and Records, etc.
- Internal Auditing
- Corrective/Preventive action
- management review
ISO 9001 to ISO 14001 share several requirements and the goal of continual improvement, but also differ in their approach and degree of prescription. Review “Combine ISO 9001-14001” to view the common clauses.
Differences between ISO 9001-ISO 14001
- Clause Structure (see 9001-14001 comparison chart below)
- Environmental planning is more entailed than quality planning
- Compliance with local/state/provincial/federal requirements (EPA in the US)
- Objectives & Targets as part of environmental management
- Emergency preparedness and response.
- Management‘s responsibilities are more extensive under ISO 14001
- Environmental policy
- Environmental aspects
- Establishment of an external communication procedure
ISO 14001 is less prescriptive: There is no set “benchmark” to rate the performance of your organization against others.
- Customers have specific requirements for your product or service, so ISO 9001 helps you improve results against their expectations.
- However, every organization impacts the environment differently, so ISO 14001 does not have a “level” you must meet. You can only measure your environmental impact as a snapshot on a given day, then improve it from there.
One important difference between ISO 14001 and other ISO standards is that an organization can self-declare their compliance. Learn More…
|Red = Shared Requirement||ISO 14001:2015||OHSAS 18001:2007||ISO 9001:2015|
|Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment
|Legal and other Requirements||4.3.2||4.3.2||–|
|Objectives, Targets and Programs||4.3.3||4.3.3||5.4.1, 5.4.2|
|Resources, Roles, Responsibility, (Accountability) and Authority||4.4.1||4.4.1||5.5.1, 5.5.2, 6.1|
|Competence, Training and Awareness||4.4.2||4.4.2||6.2.1, 6.2.2|
|Participation and consultation||–||188.8.131.52||–|
|Control of Documents||4.4.5||4.4.5||4.2.3|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||4.4.7||4.4.7||–|
|Monitoring and Measurement||4.5.1||4.5.1||7.6, 8.2.3, 8.2.4|
|Evaluation of Compliance||4.5.2||4.5.2||–|
|Nonconformity, Corrective Action and Preventive Action||4.5.3||184.108.40.206||8.5.2, 8.5.3|
|Control of Records||4.5.4||4.5.4||4.2.4|