ISO 14001 Legal Registers for the UK

ISO 14001 is one of the most recognised international standard for environmental management and stands as a beacon of best practices and commitment to sustainability. One crucial aspect of ISO 14001 is identifying, and complying with, legal and regulatory requirements. In this article, we’ll delve into what an ISO 14001 legal register is, its significance, and what it should include.

What is an ISO 14001 Legal Register?

An ISO 14001 legal register, also known as an environmental legal register, is a structured and comprehensive list of the legal and regulatory requirements related to environmental matters that an organisation must adhere to. It serves as a central repository of applicable laws, regulations, permits, and other obligations that pertain to an organisation’s environmental impact.

Is ISO 14001 a Legal Requirement?

ISO 14001 itself is not a legal requirement. It is a voluntary international standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) that provides a framework for organisations to establish and maintain an effective environmental management system (EMS). Organisations adopt ISO 14001 to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship, enhance their reputation, and improve operational efficiency.

What should an ISO 14001 Legal Register Look Like?

A legal register can take many forms and you should choose a format that works for your organisation. Resilify.io provides a Legal Register Template in Excel form, that can be downloaded from our page: https://resilify.io/knowledge-base/uk-legal-register-template/

How do I keep my ISO 14001 Legal Register Up-to-date?

Legislation and industry updates can come from many places. It can be useful to sign up to the newsletters of relevant government departments, organisations and professional bodies.

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What Should be Included in an ISO 14001 Legal Register?

A comprehensive ISO 14001 legal register should encompass a variety of elements, including:

  • Applicable Laws and Regulations
  • Permits and Authorisations
  • Approach to meeting these requirements
  • Timelines and Deadlines
  • Responsibilities
  • Updates and Changes

Below is a dynamically generated list of UK Environmental Legislation that you should consider:

List of ISO 14001 Legislation

Title: Air Quality Standards (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies):
Status: Active


Title: Air Quality Standards (England) Regulations 2000
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Air Quality Standards (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010
Country: Northern Ireland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2010
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Air Quality Standards (Wales) Regulations 2010
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Air Quality Standards 2010
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, HACCP
Industry(ies): Food and Drink, Agriculture
Status: Active


Title: Animals (Penalty Notices) Act 2022
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, HACCP
Industry(ies): Food and Drink, Agriculture
Status: Active


Title: Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Public Sector, Water Companies
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Clean Air Act 1993
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics
Status: Active


Title: Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011
Country: Northern Ireland
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics
Status: Active


Title: Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change (Carbon Budgets) (Wales) Regulations 2018
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change (Interim Emissions Targets) (Wales) Regulations 2018
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Act 2008
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Agreements (Administration and Eligible Facilities) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Agreements (Administration) Regulations 2012
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Agreements (Energy–intensive Installations) Regulations 2006
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) Regulations 2005
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Levy (Fuel Use and Recycling Processes) Regulations 2005
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Climate Change Levy (General) Regulations 2001
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Logistics, Public Sector
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Companies (Strategic Report) (Climate-related Financial Disclosure) Regulations 2022
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Contaminated Land (England) Regulations 2006
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Construction
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Control of Pollution (oil storage) (England)Water Pollution Regulations 2001
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 45001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Control of Substance Hazardous to Health 2002 As Amended 2004
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 45001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing, Chemicals
Status: Active


Title: Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 45001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Controlled Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2012
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 45001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Dangerous Substances (Notification and Marking of Sites) Regulations 1990 (NAMOS)
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing, Chemicals
Status: Active


Title: Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere (DSEAR) Regulations 2002
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing, Chemicals
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Ecodesign for energy related products and energy information Regulations 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: End of Life Vehicle Regulations 2003
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Automotive, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Energy Act 2016
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Act 2022
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status:


Title: Energy Information Regulations 2011 amended 2018
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Energy Prices Act
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Environment (Wales) Act 2016
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Environment Act 1995
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Environment Act 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Environmental Civil Sanctions (England) Order 2010
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Environmental Civil Sanctions (Wales) Order 2010
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2015
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Environmental Protection Regulations 1990
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Construction, Logistics, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes Order 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 (Consequential, Saving and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2021
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction
Status: Active


Title: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Kyoto Protocol Registry) Regulations 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Draft


Title: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning Regulations 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 14064
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005 as amended 2016
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 45001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2005
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste
Status: Active


Title: List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Low Emission Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2021
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Nitrate Pollution Prevention (amendment) and Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste, Agriculture
Status: Active


Title: Noise Act 1996
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Organic Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
Country: Northern Ireland
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing. Food Safety
Status: Active


Title: Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations 2015 Revised
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2015
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Agriculture, Food Safety
Status: Active


Title: Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Dirivatives) (England and Wales) Order 2019 (SI 2019/1417)
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 amended 2000
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Pollution Revention and Control Act 1999
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2020
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regs 2007
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Construction
Status: Active


Title: Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2015
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Logistics
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Waste
Status: Active


Title: Single Use Carrier Bags Act (Northern Ireland) 2011
Country: Northern Ireland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Retail
Status: Active


Title: Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Regulations 2018
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England & Wales ) amended 2014
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Chemicals
Status: Active


Title: Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 45001
Industry(ies): Construction, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Trade Effluent (Prescribed Processes and Substances)Regulations 1992
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 9001, ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Agriculture, Food Safety
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 Revised
Country: England Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Waste Batteries and Accumulator Regulations 2015
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active


Title: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 amended 2018
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): All, Accounting, Agriculture, Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Construction, Energy Companies, Financial Services, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Logistics, Manufacturing, Payment Services, Security, Technology, Public Sector, Water Companies, Waste
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Water Act 2003 amended 2014
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006
Country: Scotland
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Manufacturing, Chemicals
Status: Active Under Review


Title: Water Resources (Control of Agricultural Pollution) (Wales) Regulations 2021
Country: Wales
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 22000, HACCP
Industry(ies): Agriculture, Food and Drink
Status: Active


Title: Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regs 1999
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active Under Review


Title: World Trade Organisation Agreement on Agriculture (Domestic Support) Regulations 2020
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 22000, HACCP
Industry(ies): Agriculture, Food and Drink
Status: Active


Title: The Environmental Protection (Plastic Plates etc. and Polystyrene Containers etc.) (England) Regulations 2023
Country: England
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 22000, ISO 9001
Industry(ies): Food and Drink, Packaging, Manufacturing
Status: Active


Title: Energy Act 2023
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001, ISO 50001
Industry(ies): Public Sector
Status: Active


Title: The Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulations 2007
Country: UK
Standard(s): ISO 14001
Industry(ies): Agriculture
Status: Active


Record Count: 94

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