ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ... ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management.
WHAT DOES IT DO AND WHO IS IT FOR?
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.
Designed for any type of organization, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management.
WHAT DO THE STANDARDS IN THE ISO 14000 FAMILY COVER?
The ISO 14000 family of standards are developed by ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 207 and its various subcommittees. For a full list of published standards in the series see their standards catalogue.
ISO 14001 provides requirements with guidance for use that relate to environmental systems. Other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change..
ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.
How the Standard Works
ISO 14001 provides a framework that organizations can use to deploy an EMS but does not establish specific environmental performance requirements. This is important for understanding how the standard works. It is part of the ISO 14000 family of standards, which all deal with environmental management. ISO 14001 is the main standard in the family, while the others support it..
The standard is voluntary, and any organization can follow it and seek certification to it. Companies can use it in coordination with other management systems standards, such as ISO 9001. Doing so can improve the company's effectiveness in reaching its organizational goals. ISO 14001 uses the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) model of continuous improvement. You can apply the PDCA approach to an EMS and each of its components.
Our implementation methodology
our end to end consulting includes following stages.
LET'S NUMBER TO SPEAK
SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER
Get access to my latest recipes by joining the weekly newsletter