Sustainable development is something people have
been talking about for decades and it is something
many organizations working with globally. One way to
work with it is to introduce an environmental
management system that helps an organization to
improve their environmental performance and meet its
environmental objectives. ISO 14001 is a standard
applicable environmental management system that
organizations can certify against. 2015 came a new ISO
14001, so companies that today have the old standard
from 2004 need to analyze the new set of requirements
and implement it in their operations.
OKG, which owns three nuclear reactors in Sweden is
certified to ISO 14001: 2004. The purpose of this report
is to examine the gaps that exist between the different
standards and which of these gaps are gaps against
OKG's operational systems. The methods for performing
gap analysis consists of information, meetings, training,
and data collection, some of the gap analysis has been
done at OKG.
The outcome of the gap analysis shows that it is not
only the standard's structure and composition that has
changed. Many new requirements have been added and
it has become tougher demands on top management's
commitment and dedication to the organization's
environmental management system. Some requirements
have similar structure in the old and new standard.
Other demands have however been given a more
detailed design in the new standard.
Discussions are ongoing on how much work needs to be
done on the introduction of the new standard,
everything depends on how the organization's
environmental management system is today. OKG
belonging to an industry with high demands already
have a part of the new standard implemented in their
operations, partly due to the company is certified to the
old standard, partly due to other standards authority in
some respects makes similar demands on the activities
The conclusion shows, as already mentioned, that some
of the new requirements have already been taken into
custody in OKG's operational systems while in other
cases it has identified gaps where further analysis
needs to be done and correct implementation is verified
before the new requirements take effect.
The implemented gap analysis forms the basis for
OKG's continued efforts to implement the new standard.