For companies and organizations of any type that require practical tools to manage their environmental responsibilities, there’s the ISO 14000 family.
- Providing a model to follow when setting up and operating a management system, find out more about how MSS work and where they can be applied.
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- Improve your environmental performance with this family of standards.
- General guidelines on implementation
- Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation
What you need to know about ISO 14001
What does it do and who is it for?
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.
Designed for any type of organization, regardless of its activity or sector, it can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
What do the standards in the ISO 14000 family cover?
The ISO 14000 family of standards are developed by ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 207 and its various subcommittees. For a full list of published standards in the series see their standards catalogue.
ISO 14001 provides requirements with guidance for use that relate to environmental systems. Other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.
Can an organization be ISO 14001 certified?
There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more about the ISO Survey of certifications.
We've also created a short document where you can find out more, not only on certification, but a wide range of benefits of ISO 14001.