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ISO 14001:2015 Gap Analysis


In 2017, in preparation to transitioning their ISO 14001 program from the 2004 standard to the 2015 Standard, this manufacturing facility in Arkansas contacted Tioga to prepare a gap analysis.  Because of the changes in the 2015 Standard, the organization felt that a gap analysis could help to identify areas of its Environmental Management System that would need to be revised to ensure continued conformance and renewed registration under the 2015 Standard.

Tioga worked on-site to evaluate facility documents, records and to interview staff to identify documents and procedures that would need to be modified before the facility was audited by a third party to renew its registration.

To document its findings, Tioga prepared a summary report and spreadsheets identifying each of the ISO 14001:2015 elements and what procedures would need to be modified to retain conformance.  Additionally, Tioga prepared recommendations to language, scope, documents and records to assist the facility in meeting their goals.

In June of 2016, the company again enlisted Tioga’s assistance. Tioga performed three site inspections focused on labeling, waste management techniques and revisions to the facility’s existing contingency plan. On top of the assessments, Tioga also conducted a hazardous waste training class for staff members who would be involved with the program moving forward.