ISO 14000 and ISO 14001
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Theory and Resources for the ISO 14000 Standards

ISO 14000 Made Easy

ISO 14000 is a series of voluntary standards and guideline reference documents which include:
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Eco Labeling
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Performance Evaluation
  • Environmental Aspects in Product Standards
  • Life Cycle Assessment
Functionally, the standards are broadly organized as follows:
  • Environmental Management Systems: 14001, 14002, 14004
  • Environmental Labeling: 14020, 14021, 14022, 14023, 14024, 14025
  • Environmental Auditing: ISO 19011 (Ex ISO 14010, 10411, 14012)
  • Evaluation of Environmental Performance: 14031
  • Life Cycle Assessment: 14040, 14041,14042, 14043


INFORMATION ON EACH STANDARD
The options below provide links to pages explaining each of the standards that comprise the ISO 14000 Series:

ISO 14001 (see also: ISO 14001 Table of Contents)
ISO 14002
ISO 14004 (see also: ISO 14004 Table of Contents)
ISO 14010
ISO 14011
ISO 14012
ISO 14020
ISO 14021
ISO 14024
ISO 14031
ISO 14040
ISO 14041
ISO 14042
ISO 14043
ISO 14050


COMPLIANCE
ISO 14001 is actually the only ISO 14000 standard intended for registration by a third party (certification). All the others are for guidance and support information only.

Whether seeking certification or not, however, the first step is often difficult: What is required? Where can I get a set of ISO 14001 Policies? Where do I learn more about this subject? What about operational environmental procedures?

There are in fact a number of commercial resources available to assist. Although each has different merits, we recommend the well known ISO 14000 Toolkit. This includes a number of materials and components, including an ISO 14001 policy manual, a set of ISO 140001 procedures, an audit checklist, a complete ISO 14000 training presentation and a significant number of data collection forms.


GETTING HOLD OF THE STANDARDS THEMSELVES
A reasonable starting point is to acquire a copy of the standard(s) themselves, either stand alone or as part of a kit. Again, there are a number of sources available. Perhaps the easiest is a download. The Standards Direct ISO 14000 Page is an option for this.


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Site Contents
This website explains the various standards which comprise the ISO 14000 series:

ISO 14001
ISO 14002
ISO 14004
ISO 14010
ISO 14011
ISO 14012
ISO 14020
ISO 14021
ISO 14024
ISO 14031
ISO 14040
ISO 14041
ISO 14042
ISO 14043
ISO 14050
ISO 19011







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ISO 14000 Directory
The following sites may provide useful information with respect to the standards:

International Organization for Standardization
Other Standards
ISO 19011 Center
The ISO 14001 Guide





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