ISO 14001 environmental management system


ISO 14001 environmental management system

The basic criterion on which the Environmental Management System activities are based is the identification of environmental aspects. A register of these aspects is created and the aspects that are significant in the organisation’s activities are listed. Environmental objectives, targets and programmes are then built on these.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that specifies methods for implementing effective environmental management systems. The standard was developed to define the rules for the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and minimising the environmental impact of activities. Organisations applying the principles of this standard can achieve both objectives.

What does ISO 14001 encompass? General requirements, environmental directives, information on implementation planning and other activities, information on control procedures and corrective actions, an overview of management techniques.

Who is affected?

The environmental impact of activities is an increasingly important issue worldwide. There is now a lot of pressure from many actors to minimise such impacts – from many sources, including government administrations, trade organisations, legislators, supplier networks, social organisations or financial institutions.

There is also increasing public pressure from stakeholders, including consumer and environmental organisations, minority NGOs, academia or neighbouring countries. ISO 14001 is therefore relevant for all organisations: from small, single-site businesses to multinational corporations; organisations with high-risk activities to low-risk service companies.

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