AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016 Environmental management systems

New Zealand has adopted the new edition of ISO 14001:2015 and is available as AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016 Environmental management systems. The standard sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and it can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organisation regardless of its activity or sector.

Using AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.


There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more in the ISO Survey of Certifications(external link).

To find an accredited certification body, contact the national accreditation body JAS-ANZ(external link).

What's new?

AS/NZS ISO 14001:2016 responds to the latest trends, such as an increasing recognition by companies of the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their impact, including climate volatility. Key improvements in the new version include:


Benefits of using ISO 14001

There are many reasons why an organisation should take a strategic approach to improving its environmental performance. Users of the standard have reported that ISO 14001 helps:


Resources for ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 Introduction [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Introduction to ISO 14001:2015 [PDF, 3.8 MB]

A guide to getting started with ISO 14001

ISO 14001 Key benefits [PDF, 4.4 MB]

ISO 14001: Key benefits [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Learn about how ISO 14001 can work for you

ISO 14001 Infographic [PDF, 230 KB]

ISO 14001:2015 infographic [PDF, 230 KB]



Practical tools for addressing climate change [PDF, 1.3 MB]


Practical tools for addressing climate change [PDF, 1.3 MB]

An overview of some of the ways in which ISO standards help organizations address climate change


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