Environmental management system

ISO 14001 Environmental management system (EMS) refers to the management of an organization’s environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.

Environmental management system helps to:

  • Improved environmental management.
  • Legal compliance.
  • Reduced operating costs.
  • Improved stakeholder relationships.
  • Proven business credentials.
  • Ability to win more business

ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy, and to demonstrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by.

  • Making a self-determination and self-declaration, or
  • Seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers,
  • Seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
  • Seeking certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.

ISO 14001:2015 EMS

The new version includes a requirement to understand the organization’s context in order to better manage risk, with more emphasis made on leaders within organizations to promote environmental management. In addition, there is a shift towards improving environmental performance as well as improving the management system.

  • enhancement of environmental performance
  • fulfillment of compliance obligations
  • achievement of environmental objectives

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