ISO 14001:2015 CERTIFICATION defines a standard for a company or organization’s Environmental Management System. The ISO 14000environmental management standards help a company by:
- Minimizing negative affect the environment,
- Reducing the environmental footprint,
- Decreasing pollution and waste.
ISO 14000 / 14001 – ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (EMS)
ISO 14000 is a series of environmental management standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for organizations. The ISO 14000 standards provide a guideline or framework for organizations that need to systematize and improve their environmental management efforts. The ISO 14000 standards are not designed to aid the enforcement of environmental laws and do not regulate the environmental activities of organizations. Adherence to these standards is voluntary.
The ISO 14001 standard is the most important standard within the ISO 14000 series. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) for small to large organizations. An EMS is a systemic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization. The ISO 14001 standard is based on the Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle.
ISO 14001, the environmental management system specification, establishes a standard which companies are audited against.
ISO REFERENCE LINKS
For more information on publications available visit the ISO Reference library.
- International Organization for Standardization
- Description of the essential features of ISO 14000
- ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Guide