ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are management system standards. Management Both ISO system standards provide a model to follow in setting up and operating a management system. Both are generic standards which means that the same standard can be applied to any organisation, large or small, whatever its product or service, in any sector of activity, and whether it is a business enterprise, a public administration, or a government department.
Both systems require documented plans and compliance and certification is judged by objective evidence of the system in operation.
ISO14001 has a number of unique elements that are directly related to the organisation’s potential impacts on the environment and how they control those impacts.
- Environmental Impacts
- Significant Environmental Aspects
- Objectives and Targets
- Emergency Preparedness
- Organisations that have an operational Quality System in place will have the framework required to develop an Environmental System and will only need to accomplish the planning and implementation of environmental objectives and targets.