Frequently Asked Questions
ISO 14001:2015 can be applied to any type of business; organization or industry; service or manufacturing sector; for profit or non-profit operations; and irrespective of their size. A wide range of industries, including; Agriculture, Forestry & Mining; Petrochemicals & Plastics, Food, Tobacco, Textiles & Wood products, Electronics & Instruments, Manufacturing, Metals & Machinery, etc. have taken an active role in implementing this standard.
Yes. An EMS is flexible and does not require organizations to necessarily "retool" their existing activities. An EMS establishes a management framework by which an organization's impacts on the environment can be systematically identified and reduced. For example, many organizations, including counties and municipalities, have active and effective pollution prevention activities underway. These could be incorporated into the overall EMS.
No. You can implement integrated management systems taking into account the requirements that are common among the standards. This integrated approach improves system efficiency and cuts costs, both internal costs and registration costs.