ISO 14001:2015 defines the controlling & monitoring parameters for Environmental Management System.

ISO 14001:2015 standard sets out some requirements for an effective environmental management system.The organization implements this standard to improve the environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 assists an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

  • Enhancement of environmental performance
  • Fulfillment of compliance obligations
  • Achievement of environmental objectives

ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part of the organization to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization’s environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.

ISO 14001 guides the organization about the business procurement, storage, distribution, product development, manufacturing etc. It helps to decrease the impact of the environment.

  • ISO 14001 works on Plan-Do-Check-Act (Deming cycle).
  • Plan:- It implies beginning stage of the Org. which is going to become 14001 certified.
  • Do:- It implies the implementation process of the ISO 14001 standard.
  • Check:- It implies checking & finding the improvements.
  • Act:- It implies to control this system & sustain for the rest of the period.

This standard contains 10 clauses are as follows:

  1. Scope
  2. Normative References
  3. Terms & Definitions
  4. Tontext of the Organization
  5. Leadership
  6. Planning
  7. Support
  8. Operation
  9. Performance Evaluation
  10. Improvement

Key benefits of the ISO 14001 standard includes:

  • Finding cost savings with much emphasis on resource, waste, working environment & energy management.
  • Establishing organization image & credibility.
  • Continual improvement in environmental performance.
  • Protecting organization & its assets.
  • Fulfill organization’s regulatory & statutory requirements.
  • Enable quicker improvement of processes in the organization.
  • Decrease employees turnover.
  • Organization commitment to leadership & risk analysis.
  • An effective communication is driven by strategy.