Balance between economy and ecology for all organizations building their company philosophy on an active environmental management while documenting their environmental activities.
Since its publication in 1996, more than 150,000 organizations world-wide have implemented and have a certified management system according to ISO 14001. This increasing popularity demonstrates that any organization or business sector can benefit from the positive impact it confers. Due to their own positive experiences, many ISO 14001 certified companies are asking their suppliers for this kind of certification in turn, particularly in the area of resources conservation, waste and energy management.
With the standard’s compatibility with ISO 9001 (quality management), an increasing number of organizations choose to implement integrated management systems, in order to take advantage of the synergies. Environmental, quality, and occupational health and safety management systems (ISO 45001) are fundamental tools of corporate management; their use demonstrates acceptance of responsibility, and the intention to prevent the waste of resources.