ISO 14001 and environmental management systems

This section is authored by David Inman and introduces and reviews ISO 14001:2015, Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use.

ISO 14001 sets out the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). It supports organisations in improving their environmental performance through a more efficient use of energy, resources and reducing waste, while gaining a competitive advantage, the trust of stakeholders and protecting the environment. The current 2015 edition covers a wide scope of environmental factors, including considering the lifecycle of products, activities and services within the scope of an organisation’s EMS.

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