Management system certification / Voluntary assessment
Basis for Certification (certification standard):
International standard ISO 14001 (requirements for environmental management systems)
ISO International Organization for Standardization
What the standard ISO 14001 covers
The ISO 14001 standard defines the requirements for a certifiable environmental management system (EMS) of an organization. These requirements include, but are not limited to:
A management system which is suitable for continuously improving the organization's environmental impacts, achieving compliance with legal and other environmental requirements and reaching its environmental objectives.
- The organization has identified its significant environmental aspects and the associated environmental impacts. With effect from the ISO 14001:2015 edition, the standard also appropriately considers internal and external influencing factors (context of the organization), identified risks and opportunities and the interests and expectations of interested parties in EMS requirements.
- The organization has defined suitable criteria for the control of environmentally-relevant processes. The entire EMS is subject to an ongoing surveillance process. This applies in particular to compliance with environmental, legal and other requirements. The organization monitors and evaluates achievement of environmental objectives and continuous improvement with the help of suitable performance indicators.