ISO 14001:2015 is part of a family of 16 standards focused to assist companies in reducing their negative impact on the environment. This standard can be integrated with other management systems and cab assist companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.
ISO 14001:2015, as with other ISO 14000 standards, is voluntary, with its main aim to assist companies in continually improving their environmental performance, whilst complying with any applicable legislation. Organisations are responsible for setting their own targets and performance measures, with the standard serving to assist them in meeting objectives and goals and the subsequent monitoring and measurement of these. This means that two organisations that have completely different measures and standards of environmental performance, can both comply with ISO 14001 requirements.
The standard can be applied to a variety of levels in the business, from organisational level, right down to the product and service level. Rather than focussing on exact measures and goals of environmental performance, the standard highlights what an organisation needs to do to meet these goals. Success of the system is very dependant on commitment from all levels of the organisation, especially top management, who need to be actively involved in the development, implementation and maintenance of the environmental management system.
ISO 14001 is known as a generic management system standard, and is applicable to any size and type of organisation, product or service, in any sector of activity and can accommodate diverse socio-cultural and geographic conditions. All standards are periodically reviewed by ISO and new ones issued.
The ISO 14001 training we offer at CALISO is the most sold training in the world. You can sign up for our courses online and attend classes via the Internet. Additionally, we have ISO 14001 Auditor training, also available online. It focuses on ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems so that those who take the course will be well versed in all the standard practices for the businesses that operate within industries and must comply with these standards. It is extremely important that if you operate a business that has an environmental impact (most do) in any way whatsoever that you have people on staff who are cognizant of the rules and standards set forth to manage an effective EMS, as well as the ever-changing set of standards that must be followed.