Frequently Asked Questions on ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. It requires organizations to establish and maintain an environmental policy, identify their environmental aspects and assess their impact, establish objectives and targets for environmental performance, and implement operational controls and procedures to achieve these objectives. It also requires organizations to monitor and measure their environmental performance and continually improve their environmental management system. The standard is designed to help organizations minimize the impact of their activities, products, and services on the environment and comply with environmental regulations.
The purpose of ISO 14001 is to provide a framework for organizations to manage their environmental responsibilities and minimize the impact of their activities, products, and services on the environment. The standard helps organizations to identify and control their environmental impact, comply with applicable environmental regulations, and continuously improve their environmental performance. The ultimate goal of ISO 14001 is to promote sustainable development by enabling organizations to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
ISO 14001 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.