ISO/DIS 14001:2015, Clause 8

8 Operation
8.1 Operational Planning and Control

The draft ISO 14001:2015 standard clarifies that operational controls are implemented to prevent deviation from the environmental policy and objectives, as well as, compliance obligations. It also states that the type and degree of control or influence of any outsourced processes must be defined within the environmental management system.

The concept of “life cycle perspective” is added that requires the organization to:

a) determine environmental requirements for the procurement of its products and services;

b) ensure environmental requirements are considered in the design, delivery, use, and end-of-life treatment of its products and services;

c) communicate relevant environmental requirements to suppliers and contractors;

d) provide information about potential environmental impacts during the delivery of products or services during use and end-of-life treatment of the product.

8.2 Emergency Preparedness and Response
This clause is not part of Annex SL and has been added by the ISO/DIS 14001:2015 standard. It is basically the same content as in clause 4.4.7 of the current ISO 14001:2004 standard.  The requirement in the first paragraph of ISO 14001:2004 to identify emergency situations has been relocated to clause 6.1.2 of ISO/DIS 14001:2015.