Who are we?

We are the ISO sub-committee with responsibility for ISO 14001 - the international standard for environmental management system - and other supporting standards, such as the ISO 14002-series, ISO 14004, ISO 14005, ISO 14006, ISO 14007, ISO 14008ISO 14009,  ISO 14053 and under development ISO 14002-3 and ISO 14002-4, ISO 14054 and click on the links for more detail.

ISO 14001:2015 was published on 15 September 2015 and ISO 14004:2016 on 1 March 2016. For more information see News and our published and current projects.  Support for ISO 14001, transition webinar and ISO 14001 workshop material, interpretations can be found by clicking on links.

Developments on an amendment to ISO 14001 has launched in September 2023. This development is expected to be ongoing until the end of 2025. 

The committee's creative and innovative work was recognised in September 2016 when it was awarded the ISO Lawrence D. Eicher Leadership Award.

Our vision and mission

cartoon on people and PDCAWe are responsible for standardization in the field of environmental management systems to support the achievement of ‘sustainability’.

Our focus is to develop and maintain standards in the field of environmental management systems that meet stakeholder needs, are market based and support ‘sustainability’.

We are recognized as the world leader in the development of environmental management system standards that supports ‘sustainability’.

Our standards are recognized nationally and internationally by users and other stakeholders as the environmental management standards of choice.

Our operating principles help guide our work as does our Business Plan

How does our standards support ISO 14001?

The SC1 Work Programme focus is on its core standard ISO 14001 and four key components to support users of ISO 14001, in relation to:

  1. overall understanding and implementation as exemplified by ISO 14004 and  SME /staged implementation as in ISO 14005
  2. evaluating consequences of environmental aspects  as exemplified by ISO 14002-1 and its other parts
  3. policy and organizational elements such as those related to sustainable use of resources ​as exemplified by ISO 14006 and ISO 14009 NWIP related to eco-design and material circulation
  4. evaluating strategic and monetary (financial) consequences as exemplified by ISO 14007 and ISO 14008


ISO Standards we have responsibility for

ISO 14001 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use

ISO 14002-1 Environmental management systems - Guidelines for applying the ISO 14001 framework to environmental aspects and environmental conditions by environmental topic areas

ISO 14002-2  Environmental management systems — Guidelines for using ISO 14001 to address environmental aspects and conditions within an environmental topic area — Part 2: Water

ISO 14002-3 Environmental management systems -- Guidelines for using ISO 14001 to address environmental aspects and conditions within an environmental topic area -- Part 3: Climate

ISO 14002-4 Environmental management systems -- Guidelines for using ISO 14001 to address environmental aspects and conditions within an environmental topic area -- Part 4: Resources and waste

ISO 14004 Environmental management systems – General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques

ISO 14005  Environmental management systems – Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation

ISO 14006 Environmental management systems – Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign

ISO 14007 Environmental management - Determining Environmental Costs and Benefits — Guidance

ISO 14008  Monetary valuation of environmental impacts from specific emissions and use of natural resources​

ISO 14009 Guidelines for incorporating redesign of products and components to improve material circulation

ISO 14053 Material flow cost accounting — Guidance for phased implementation in organizations

ISO 14054 Natural Capital Accounting for Organizations — Specification

How does ISO 14001 link with other TC207 standards?

SC1 Communiqué  January 2023


ISO 14001:2015

Information about changes to ISO 14001:2015

Frequently Asked Questions and

other support material

is available including PDF versions of website information

Users views

Survey of ISO 14001 users

Supporting environmental and business challenges

UN Sustainable Development Goals - can ISO standards help? Yes!

Climate change how ISO 14001 helps including with adaptation

How ISO 14001 Support Value Creation in Business

What ISO TC207 standards can add detail to ISO 14001

Challenges for Environmental Management Systems 

Current projects 

ISO 14001 amd 

ISO 14002-3 - Climate

ISO 14002-4 - Resource and waste

ISO 14054 - Natural Capital Accounting

Published projects

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14002-1:2019

ISO 14002-2:2023

ISO 14004:2016

ISO 14005:2019

ISO 14006:2020

ISO 14007:2019

ISO 14008:2019

ISO 14009:2020

ISO 14053:2021

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Nele Zgavc
Nele Zgavc
Committee manager to ISO/TC 207/SC 1

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Thank you to Flickr for pictures used  on website - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ 

Thank you to SC1 for diagrams etc used on website they are available under creative common licence

Thank you to Anne-Marie Warris for picture of sunset and tree roots used on website ©AnneMarieWarris and to WGs for supplying pictures of WG activities ©SC1

Thank you to each for suppling pictures of themselves; Martin Baxter; Nele Zgavc