The ISO 14000 series standards are, in essence, a set of standards aimed at reducing the use of natural resources and minimizing the damage to soil, water and air. It bases this on the monitoring and continuous improvement of environmental performance and stipulates compliance with the conditions defined by the relevant legislation and laws regarding environmental factors.
Since the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard and the related standards series are in compliance with the environmental laws and regulations in force in all countries as of the preparation, the practices are generally in parallel with the fulfillment of the obligations brought by the legislative requirements and form the basis for the implementation of the applications within a system. . The ISO 14000 standard series includes many standards. The most important and well-known among these standards are:
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – Terms and User Manual
ISO 14004 Environmental Management Systems – General Guide to Principles, Systems and Supporting Techniques
ISO 14020 Environmental Labels and Statements – General Principles
ISO 14031 Environmental Management – Environmental Performance Evaluation – Guide
ISO 14040 Environmental Management – Lifetime Assessment – Principles and Framework
As a result;
The ISO 14001 Standard is a standard created to minimize the damage to the environment.
ISO 14001 practices are generally in line with meeting regulatory obligations.
ISO 14001 is not a product standard, it deals with how it is produced, not what is produced.
It is a voluntary management system that can be applied to every business regardless of sector and scale.
What are the Benefits of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System?
Compliance with national and international legal regulations is ensured.
Facilitates obtaining permits and authorization documents.
It gains reputation nationally and internationally.
Costs arising from environmental effects are reduced.
As a result of effective use of natural resources, costs decrease and productivity increases.
Customer confidence is enhanced by reassuring the customer that they are under an obligation to manage the environment.
It reduces liability events, thus providing the potential to reduce liability insurance costs.
Pollution arising from company activities is taken under control starting from the source and pollution is reduced.
By identifying potential danger situations, there is a decrease in incidents resulting in loss as it is prepared for emergencies and accidents.
The quality of the workplace, therefore the morale of the workers, increases and the commitment to the enterprise increases.
Thanks to the training given to the personnel, the environmental awareness of the employees is increased.
It makes it easier to enter markets where green production processes are important.
Who Can Use/Apply the ISO 14001 Standard?
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard has begun to be perceived as almost a product and service passport for organizations that want to hold a respectable place in the international and national market. All organizations and manufacturers that provide products and services, especially industrial organizations and public institutions, can apply the standard.