C2.1.2 BS EN ISO 14001:2015


BS EN ISO 14001:2015 is the International Standard for Environmental Management. Its full title is:

“BS EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use.”

What does BS EN ISO 14001:2015 mean?

C2.1.2 ISO 14001

British, European and International … how can it be all three?

BSI (who issue Standards in the UK) is obliged to adopt all European Standards and to withdraw any national standards that might conflict with them. They are published in the UK as BS EN.

  • The International Standard is ISO 14001, which is identical to …
  • The European Standard EN ISO 14001, which is identical to …
  • The British Standard BS EN ISO 14001.


Please Note:

For ease of reference, throughout the course this will be referred to as simply ISO 14001.