It is based on the Plan – Do – Check – Act cycle and includes Risk Assessments. Monitoring and Measurement and evaluation of legal compliance. By promoting Environmental Awareness and looking for continual improvement, companies can save cost on waste management and provide confidence to third parties.
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an Environmental Management System. It can be applied to companies in all industries and all sizes, however, it is most suited to companies which have activities which could negatively affect the Environment if the correct controls are not in place.