The ISO 14001:2004 standard is a framework for Environmental Management that the International Organization for Standardization has published in 1996 and revised on November 2004.
The ISO 14001 standard sets out the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) which can be employed by an organization to measure and document their environmental footprints. The standard is based on the principle of continual improvement of an organization’s Environmental Performance. The standard utilizes the concept of Plan – Do – Check – Act, thus causing improvement. It consists a set of requirements that a company has to address and implement in its activities. The basic purpose is to continually improve the environmental performance.
ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any business that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system and conform to its stated environmental policy.
Benefits Of ISO 14001:2004
- Develops the better relationship with the insurance companies.
- Reduce wastage.
- Help to reduce risk.
- Better use of natural resources.
- Develops the clients satisfaction.
- Develops the trust factor between the organization and the general public.
- Provides the continual improvement that leads organization to invent new ideas and way of cost saving and growth.
- Provides instructions to recycle and reuse the products.
- Helps to Prevents from environmental risk.
- Enhance environmental knowledge.