ISO 14000 family - Environmental management

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 .


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    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

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  • ISO 14001:2015
    Environmental management systems
    Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 14004:2016
    Environmental management systems
    General guidelines on implementation
  • ISO 14005:2010
    Environmental management systems
    Guidelines for the phased implementation of an environmental management system, including the use of environmental performance evaluation
  • ISO 14006:2011
    Environmental management systems
    Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign

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ISO 14001:2015

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.

Learn more about the benefits of ISO 14001:2015.

There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Learn more about the ISO Survey of Certifications.


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ISO 14001 revision

ISO 14000 was revised in 2015. Visit this page to learn more about the key changes and the revision process.

Get an overview of ISO 14001:2015 and its benefits in this handy powerpoint presentation.


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A free guide outlining all you need to know to get started with one of the world’s most popular environmental management systems.
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Learn more about the benefits of implementing an environmental management system using ISO 14001.


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Practical tools for addressing climate change
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Environmental labels and declarations
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