ISO 14001 is the international specification for environmental management system. The goal for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is to provide a structured process for the achievement of continual improvement in environmental performance.
The focus of the development of a management system is directed towards improving the internal and external processes of an organization so as to:
Enhance environmental performance.
Comply with relevant environmental legislation, regulation and code of practice.
Establish an effective communication process internally and externally.
Promote organization image and to increase the competitive advantage.
Raise the environmental awareness of all staff.
ISO Releases ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 Revision 2004.
Updated version of ISO 14001 & ISO 14004 were released for publication on November 15, 2004, bringing a great improvement from the 1996 version, with ease of understanding, clearer requirement intent, an emphasis on compliance, and compatibility with ISO 9000:2000.