Environmental Management ISO 14001
If an organization wants to reduce liability and risk, minimize waste and energy consumption, meet compliance and addressing concerns of interested parties, ISO 14001 certification can help to it. It is a series of standards describing the requirements for establishing and maintaining an EMS in an organization. ISO 14001 Certification- This international standard specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System to enable an organization to develop and implement a policy and objectives which take into account legal and other requirements to which organization subscribes and information about significant environmental aspects. ISO 14004- This international standard provides guidance on the development and implementation of environmental management systems and principles and also their co-ordination with other management systems.
Standard applicable to
Organizations of all kinds which are concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental management system, performance by controlling the impacts of their activities, products and services on the environment
This standard sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It provides a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless its activity or sector. This standard can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Why was ISO 14001 revised?
All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required in order to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 is designed to respond to latest trends and ensuring that it is compatible with other management system standards.
Benefits of ISO 14001:2015
Organizations and companies find that using the standard helps them to:
- Improve resource efficiency
- Reduce waste
- Bring down costs
- Provide assurance that environmental impact is being measured
- Gain competitive advantage in supply chain design
- Increase new business opportunities
- Meet legal obligations
- Develop stakeholder and customer trust
- Manage environmental obligations with consistency
The transition period will last by three years and valid till September 15, 2018.