ISO 14001:2015 enumerate the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental functioning. It is intended for use by an organization in quest of managing its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system that can be certified. 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 bearing is being measured and improved. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) for small to large organizations. The ISO 14001 standard is based on the Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle.
ISO 14001:2015 facilitate an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include: