The ISO 14001 environmental management system was revised in 2015 and 14001 certified companies were given a three-year transition period to upgrade to the new version. The transition deadline for ISO 14001:2015 is September 15, 2018. After that date, certifications to the former version, ISO 14001:2004, will be out of date.
R2 certified companies that are satisfying Provision 1 requirements with certification to ISO 14001 must upgrade to the new version prior to the transition deadline in order to keep their R2 certification active and in good standing. If you have not yet upgraded to ISO 14001:2015, be sure to schedule your audit well in advance of the September 15, 2018 deadline to allow time to successfully complete your audit and resolve any possible non-conformances. R2 certified companies that do not successfully upgrade prior to the deadline, will be out of conformance with Provision 1, and could jeopardize their certification status.
For more information about the transition, please contact your certifying body or visit the ISO website.