ISO 14001

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14000 series of the international standard provides practical tools for companies and organization in different sectors for management of environmental liability.

ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 14006:2011 focus on environment systems for achievement of the standards. Other standards of the family not only focus on environmental problems such as climate changes but also on specific approaches such as review, communication, labeling and life cycle analysis.

Among the standards, ISO 14001 proposes criteria for environmental management system, which can be certified. ISO 14001 defines a framework for companies or organizations to conform to in order to establish an effective environmental management system. The standard is applicable to all organizations regardless of activities or sectors.

ISO 14001 will provide opportunities for management and employees, including the interested parties outside the company to measure and improve environmental impact.

PDCA Model for ISO 14001:2015

PDCA Model for ISO 14001:2015

Necessity & Effects of Certification

Necessity Expected Effects
  • Objective verification on whether a company is environmentally-friendly
  • Pressure from the global market on environmental management
  • Increased corporate liability to handle environmental pollutions
  • Changes to the customer awareness of environment as the importance of environment increased
  • Increased preference for green products
  • Improved corporate image
  • Compliance with the environmental laws and regulations
  • Reduced complaints from the interested parties (government, neighboring residents, etc.)
  • Decreased consumption of raw materials and energy; less wastes
  • Cost reduction resulting from minimized environmental accidents
  • Inspiring pride from environmental improvement
  • Environmental performance management and continuous decline in environmental load