What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems regulated by ISO.
More precisely, ISO 14001 is a management system that requires the organisation's contribution in the form of continuous removal or reduction of environmental threats faced by the organisation, by systematically identifying, assessing, controlling and improving environmental aspects that arise during the organisation management.
The requirements for the global environmental management system have expanded to all areas of industry, and in some of them the environmental management system is a compulsory factor that enables the implementation of business objectives.
The standard may be applied in all organisations of any industries, regardless of size, as well as ISO 9001 (QMS).
ISO 14001 can improve the entire range of environmental management systems by considering, controlling and checking the environmental impact on the organisation, in accordance with the Plan-Do-Check-Act, which is the basis of the management system concept.
Benefits of ISO 14001:
- Environmental protection for future generations;
- The standard is used as a tool to strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises;
- Ability to actively deal with various environmental protection regulations created by government bodies and international groups;
- Ability to effectively cope with pressure from stakeholders, including customers and environmental organisations;
- Effective control over environmental threats;
- Competitiveness of processes;
- Maintaining good relationships with stakeholders, including government institutions, local communities, clients and environmental organisations;
- Satisfaction of clients (investors).