The ISO 14002 Ad Hoc Group completed its work on Wednesday, August 31 and I presented the output of the group work at the Committee Plenary with all participating countries on Friday September 2. The purpose of the presentation was to help all participants understand what ISO 14002 is about. The title of the standard is:
ISO/TC 207/SC1 Ad Hoc Group: ISO 14002:200x – Guidelines for application of ISO 14001:2015 framework to environmental aspects and environmental conditions by topic areas.
The presentation was well received and the committee will now internationally ballot the ISO 14002 New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) in October of this year. If the ballot is successful the development of these new guidelines will likely begin in early 2017 and will be discussed at the next ISO 14001 international meeting June 2017 in Halifax, NS.