A voluntary standard, ISO 14001 enables an organization to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products and services; faster continual environmental improvement; and implement a systematic approach to setting, achieving and demonstrating environmental objectives.
Certification under ISO 14001 offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Assurance to management and employees of an organization's commitment to minimize is environment impact and specific actions taken
- Recognition as a good environmental citizen by customers, the community and regulatory agencies
- Compliance with specific environmental regulations
In today's competitive market, a company's environmental concern and responsible actions can give it an edge over its competitors.