ISO 14001:2015 Gap Checklist

Larry Whittington has developed an extensive, 17 page, ISO 14001:2015 Gap Analysis Checklist. It contains 213 questions for organizations new to ISO 14001, and 96 delta questions for ISO 14001:2004 certified organizations.

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The checklist has a section for identifying process owners and their managers in a Process Owners table. A Process Matrix includes ISO 14001:2015 clauses as rows and key processes as columns.

The checklist can be used to evaluate the process areas with primary responsibility for the applicable requirements. The Status column indicates a C for Conformity, a P for Partial conformity, and L for Lack of conformity. If not resolved prior to an audit, the gaps indicated by P and L may result in reported nonconformities.

The questions based on the changed requirements in ISO 14001:2015 are shaded in the Q column. Only these questions would be applied to organizations that are transitioning from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015.

Interviews during the gap analysis are with the process owners with primary responsibility for the applicable requirements. Users of the process (secondary responsibility) are not interviewed. Their conformity level will be assessed in later audits after the system is implemented.

After completing the checklist for each sub-clause, you indicate the overall conformity level for each row in the Process Matrix as Green for Conformity, Yellow for Partial conformity, and Red for Lack of conformity.

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ISO-14001-2015-Gap-Checklist

Note: This gap analysis checklist can be used to evaluate the current conformity of an environmental management system against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. Additional criteria for an environmental system may be specified in customer contracts, regulatory documents, and your organization’s own documents, but they are not considered during a gap analysis. These important other requirements should be addressed in later internal audits.

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