Interested parties - a practical checklist
In an earlier blog, I discussed the requirements related to “interested parties” from ISO 14001:2015. In this blog, I’ll give some practical help with implementing requirements related to your interested parties.
Let’s start with the document in your EMS that lists your interested parties – I call it a “Register of Interested Parties”. The Register might have the following columns:
- Interested party name
- Brief summary of their connection with your company
- Their needs and expectations
- Whether you have adopted these needs/expectations as “compliance obligations”
So, who are your interested parties?
Here is a checklist that might be useful.
Click here to download this checklist
Click here to download a checklist of interested parties and examples of their needs and expectations.
|Interested parties||Examples of needs/expectations|
|Clean Energy Regulator||
|Head office/Parent company||
|Other||Banks and other credit providers||
|Other contractors and suppliers||
ISO 14001 requirements for interested parties
Finally, while Clause 4.2 of the standard deals with interested parties, there are also requirements related to interested parties in the following 14001 clauses:
- Clause 4.3 – communicating the EMS scope to interested parties
- Clause 5.1 – evidence of communication with interested parties
- Clause 5.2 – communicating the Environmental Policy to interested parties
- Clause 6.1.3 – compliance obligations (as discussed above)
- Clause 7.4 – communication requirements
- Clause 8.2 – communicating emergency arrangements to interested parties
- Clause 9.3 – management review