ISO 14001 is intended to provide your organization with the elements of an effective environmental management system which can be integrated with other management system requirements. ISO 14001 conformance will assist your organization to achieve its environmental and economic goals.

The ISO 14001 standard consists of five sections:

4.2 Environmental Policy
4.3 Planning
4.4 Implementation and Operations
4.5 Checking and Corrective Action
4.6 Management Review

Benefits of an Effective Environmental Management System

When your company has implemented an effective EMS you can:

  • Assure customers of your commitment to demonstrate environmental management; 
  • Maintain good public/community relations; 
  • Obtain insurance at reasonable cost; 
  • Enhance your image and market share; 
  • Meet vendor certification criteria; 
  • Improve your company’s cost control; 
  • Reduce incidents that result in liability;demonstrate reasonable care; 
  • Conserve input materials and energy; 
  • Facilitate your attainment of necessary permits and authorizations; 
  • Foster the development and sharing of environmental solutions; 
  • Improve your company’s relationships with local, state and the federal government.