ISO 14001 is an international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are at present widely using EMS in the world, with more than 6,000 certifications in the UK and 111,000 in 138 countries around the world.
ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard that specifies the requirements for the formation and maintenance of the EMS. Three fundamental commitment to support environmental policies to meet the requirements of ISO 14001, including:
- pollution prevention
- compliance with existing laws
- continuous improvement of Environmental Management Systems
These commitments provide guidance overall environmental performance improvement. ISO 14001 can be used as a tool; focus on the environmental aspects of the control or direction of activity of your products and services relating to environmental management; for example, air emissions, soil, or water.