The ISO 14001 has been a globally recognised basis for environmental management systems since 1996 and covers all aspects for continuous improvement of environmental performance. It defines the establishment, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of an environmental management system. Its requirements are applicable to organisations of all types and sizes and to different geographical, cultural and social conditions.
The overall objective of ISO 14001 certification is to promote environmental protection, reduce environmental impacts and thus properly implement environmental goals - in harmony with economic, social and political requirements. ISO 14001 is the only certifiable standard in an entire family of environmental management standards.