ISO 14001: 2005 is a broad international recognition standard that contains mandatory requirements for compliance with legislation or other applicable regulatory requirements applicable to the organization’s field of activity. It is also the reference standard for certification of the environmental management system.
The SR EN ISO 14001 standard covers a five-way palette of action:
- Environmental management systems;
- Environmental audit;
- Evaluating the protection of human communities against industrial activities with negative impact;
- Classification from the point of view of environmental policy;
- Evaluating the life cycles of products and services.
The user guide provided by ISO 14001 provides requirements for integrating environmental management into the overall management structure of the organization. Its practical application is in line with the environmental policy adopted by the organization.
Environmental policy is achieved through the development of activities related to:
- Planning activities and integrating them into the organization system, highlighting the aspects and objectives pursued by the environmental program;
- Establishing legal and regulatory requirements and verifying compliance with them;
- Implementation and operation of the management system, specifying the organizational structure, authorities, responsibilities and competences required, how to communicate, control and prevent emergencies that may occur in the system;
- Verification of established corrective actions, audit of the management system.
Certification of compliance with ISO 14001 is applicable to an organization that wants:
- Implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system;
- Compliance with the declared environmental policy;
- Compliance with legal environmental requirements;
- Self-assessment of your own management system;
- Certification of the environmental management system by a third party certification body.
Advantages of implementing the Environmental Management System:
- Fulfillment of European and international regulations on the concern of the development of environmental performance, controlling the impact of their own activities / services / products on the environment;
- Continuous review of environmental policy and objectives on the background of ever stricter environmental legislation