What are the ISO 14001 requirements?

What are the ISO 14001 requirements?


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Iso 14001 summary

First of all, the benefits for your organization are to define and establish environmental risks to reduce your impact on the environment, thus helping your company’s sustainable growth.

Next, ISO 14001 belongs to the ISO 14000 Environmental Management family of standards. Environmental management provides a mandatory regulatory framework. Indeed, with ever higher expectations from organizations and customers, and in terms of regulatory compliance, requirements and corporate social responsibility.

Implementation of the iso 14001 standard in an example company

If we had to summarize what ISO 14001 is, we would say that it is a certification that allows companies to demonstrate their responsibility and commitment to environmental protection through the management of risks and waste arising from their activities.

The standards stipulated by ISO 14001 establish systems and tools for the reduction of environmental risks associated with the internal processes of the activity carried out by the organization.

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In addition to reducing environmental impact, ISO 14001 certification provides an image of a sustainable and socially responsible company, thus reinforcing its positive image vis-à-vis the competition and the end consumer. Implementing ISO 14001 provides three major benefits:


Clause 6.1.3 elaborates on the concept of compliance obligations: “the organization shall determine and ensure access to all compliance obligations related to environmental management. This involves defining how these obligations will apply to the organization, and taking these obligations into account when implementing actions to maintain and improve the Environmental Management System.”

Organizations that adopt the ISO 14001 international environmental management standard are in a better position to understand their compliance risks and benefit from being able to demonstrate to their stakeholders that they are meeting their obligations to environmental sustainability.

The European School of Excellence has traditionally offered programs geared towards Environmental Management training. Today, understanding the growing importance of the area in 21st century organizations, the EEE has decided to relaunch one of its most accredited programs, after submitting it to a strict process of revision and updating of contents: the Diploma in Environmental Management based on the ISO 14001 standard.

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