ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. The ISO 14000 series is based on a voluntary approach to environmental regulation. The series includes the ISO 14001 standard, which provides guidelines for the establishment or improvement of an EMS. ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. By completing ISO 14001 certification your organization can assure stakeholders that your environmental management system meets international industry specific environmental standards.
. “Save the Environment” This is the main theme of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. To save the environment is the prima facie objectives of the corporates and industry. This is applicable to all type of the industry which are polluting to the environment by their activities. ISO 14001 is known as a generic management system standard, meaning that it is relevant to any organization seeking to improve and manage resources more effectively. Another significant change linked ISO 14001 to the general management system structure, introduced in 2015, called the high level Structure. Both ISO 9001 and 14001 use this same structure, making implementation and auditing more uniform. The new standard also requires the holder of the certificate to specify risks and opportunities and how to address them.
The basic principles of ISO 14001 are based on the well-known Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.