When will the new revision be published?
The revised ISO 14001 standard is due to be published by the end of 2015.
DIS (Draft International Standard) was issued in July 2014. Presently the DIS is under ballot review process. FDS (Final Draft International Standard) is expected to be published during quarter 3 of 2015 and the final revised Standard should be out by end of 2015.
Organizations are granted a 3 year transition period after the revision has been published to migrate their environmental management system to the new edition of the standard. After the transition period companies that opt for third-party certification will have to seek certification to the new version of the standard. The former version, ISO 14001:2004, and any certification to it, will be out of date.