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ISO 14001 is a family of internationally recognized standards for environmental management systems that is applicable to any business or organization, regardless of size, location or income. These standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which has representation from committees all over the world.

ISO 14001 environmental management standards exist to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment. The major objective of the ISO 14000 series of norms is "to promote more effective and efficient environmental management in organizations and to provide useful and usable tools - ones that are cost effective, system-based, flexible and reflect the best organizations and the best organizational practices available for gathering, interpreting and communicating environmentally relevant information".

ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. There are three fundamental commitments required in an environmental policy that meets the requirements of ISO 14001.

An "Environmental Management System" - EMS helps the organization to be in control of and successfully manage the most significant environmental aspects, e.g. emissions, waste-handling, utilize natural resources and energy-efficiency together with compliance to environmental regulations.
These include:

  • Helps to reduce negative impacts on the environment.
  • Aids compliance with legal requirements related to the environment,
  • Continual improvement of the EMS
  • Reduction in environmental hazards and incidents
  • Increases customers' trust as a safe supplier of products and services.
  • These commitments help drive the improvements in overall environmental performance.