The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
ISO 14001:2015 and its supporting standards such as ISO 14006:2011 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.
The ISO 14000 family of standards are developed by ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 207 and its various subcommittees. For a full list of published standards in the series see their standards catalogue .
- Providing a model to follow when setting up and operating a management system, find out more about how MSS work and where they can be applied.
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ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
Using ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
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There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more about the ISO Survey of Certifications.
ISO 14001 revision
ISO 14000 was revised in 2015. Get an overview of ISO 14001:2015 and its benefits in this handy PowerPoint presentation.