GEMI (Global Environmental Management Initiative) have produced an ISO 14001:2015 Self-Assessment Checklist which is freely available. The purpose of the checklist is to improve a facility manager’s understanding of the requirements and elements of the updated ISO 14001:2015 environmental management systems standard.
The criteria of the standard have been rephrased in the format of a simple questionnaire with a three part scoring system. This can therefore be used as an internal “gap analysis” either highlighting potential areas of improvement or assisting with decision making on ISO 14001 certification. The checklist was first published in 1996 with the early version of ISO 14001. The latest version is a complete revision taking into account feedback from users and the 2015 ISO revisions.
GEMI has been in existence for some 25 years and has provided business with insights, networking and collaborative sustainability and environmental management solutions. Other freely accessible environmental management and sustainability tools can be downloaded from the GEMI site.