International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent global organization that has an international standard for almost everything, you name it, ISO has it.ISO 14001 is one among the many standards published by ISO. It is an international standard that sets out requirements for the Environmental Management System (EMS).
ISO 14001 Certification sets regulations for employing an effective environmental management system in place which will, in turn, enhance the environmental performance of that particular organization.ISO 14001 Certification belongs to the ISO 14000 family of International Organization for Standardization, ISO 14001 certification is applicable to any organization irrespective of its size, type, etc provided it keeps into account only the environmental activities of the organization.
Having said that, let me add that the International Organization for Standardization only sets standards but doesn’t provide certificates, this is done by external bodies. This is where expert guidance is needed who can get your organization ISO certified very easily.
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The steps of the process of ISO 14001 :
Gap Analysis: This helps to compare the actual level of performance of your organization versus the desired level of performance.
Scope and Design: Based on the first process the required steps and the design will be planned to have a better process and performance.
Implementation: This is the major step where all the planned steps will be implemented to approach the desired level of performance.
Training: When new things are implemented in an organization it is required to provide training.
Certification Audit: The Certified auditors will visit the organization to verify the quality of products and services.
Continual Improvement: It’s very required for every organization to have ongoing improvements which lead to the growth of the business.
ISO 14001 is dedicated to all those organizations who wish to measure and improve their vitals that readily impact environmental factors directly or indirectly, which in turn helps to improve their waste discharge, monitor all the parameters that can cause environmental degradation and it pays greater emphasis to sustainability.
As mentioned previously the standard is independent of size, type so it can be applied to any organization. If your organization has any operations that impact the environmental parameters, then this standard is for you.