ISO 14001:2015 is a comprehensive standard that outlines the requirements for an organisation’s environmental management system to enhance its environmental performance. The standard is designed to help organisations manage their environmental responsibilities systematically, contributing to the sustainability of the environment.
ISO 14001:2015 can help organisations achieve their intended outcomes for their environmental management system, which includes enhancing their environmental performance, meeting compliance obligations, and achieving environmental objectives. The standard is relevant to any organisation, regardless of its size, type, or nature, and is applicable to environmental aspects related to their products, services, and activities.
ISO 14001:2015 adopts a life cycle perspective, emphasising that organisations need to control or influence their environmental aspects to comply with the standard. Although ISO 14001:2015 does not provide specific environmental performance criteria, it can be used wholly or partially to improve an organisation’s environmental management system.
To claim conformity to ISO 14001:2015, an organisation must incorporate and fulfil all the standard’s requirements into its environmental management system without exclusion. Achieving certification for ISO 14001:2015 demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. It can help boost an organisation’s reputation, win new business, and improve its environmental performance, contributing to a better world for all.