ISO, the International Organization for Standards, is an independent, non-governmental organization, that collectively manages the standards organizations of 164 countries. The efforts of ISO allows helps standards in products and services be safe, reliable, and of good quality. There are also standards to help businesses increase productivity and reduce waste. As such, one standard that the group has put together is ISO 1400: Environmental manage.
ISO 14000 – Environmental management
The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
ISO 14001:2004 and its supporting standards such as ISO 14006:2011 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labelling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change.
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