Documented Information

Free - "Where Documented Information Appears In
ISO 14001:2015"

This document is a guide to where documents and records are required and provides clarity on ISO 14001:2015 requirements and the term "documented information".


When preparing to implement an ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS), this document indicates where the term “documented information” occurs in each section of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. 

When it states “maintain documented information”, this is equivalent to having a procedure or being documented somewhere.  Where it indicates “retain documented information”, there needs to be some type of record. 

Use this helpful resource to identify what documents and records must exist per the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.



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