ISO Standards:

ISO 14001:2004 Certification defines a standard for a company or organization’s Environmental Management System. The ISO 14000 environmental management standards help a company by:

ISO 14000 / 14001 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS):
ISO 14000 standards deal with environmental impact management.   ISO 14000 standards provide guidance for the development and implementation of an environmental management system (EMS). ISO 14000 comprises a series several of standards.  ISO 14001, covers the development of an environmental management system (EMS), which aids companies in managing the impact of their business activities relative to the environment. Once certified with ISO 14001, a company can adopt other standards:
ISO 14004 - Environmental Management System development
ISO 14011 - Environmental Management System monitoring
ISO 14040 - Environmental performance product lifecycle monitoring
ISO 14020 - Product labelling and documentation
ISO 14030 - Environmental performance target monitoring
ISO 14062 - Environmental performance product integration

The standards can be classified by:

- Organization and process evaluation standards-Environmental management system (ISO 14001,                                      14004), environmental auditing (ISO 14010, 14011/1, 14012) and environmental performance
evaluation (ISO 14031).
- Life-cycle assessment and Product-oriented standards (ISO 14040, 14041, 14042, 14043), environmental labeling (ISO 14021, 14024, 14025) and environmental product standards (ISO 14060).
- Definition standard - A terms-and-definitions standard (ISO 14050).

ISO 14001, the environmental management system specification, establishes a standard which companies are audited against.

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ISO 14000 / ISO 14001 Environmental Management Guide

Summary of Requirements for ISO 14001:2004
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