ISO, is the initials of “the International Organization for Standardization”, it is the world largest developer and publisher of International Standards.” (About ISO, 2011) It founded on February 23, 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.” (International Organization for Standardization, 2011) This organization sets up and publishes a series of criteria of standardizations, in order to promote and expand cooperation in economy, science and technology.
What is ISO 14001?
The criteria of standardizations set up by ISO include various aspects. Among them, ISO14000 relates to environmental management. And then, ISO 14001 is one standard in ISO14000 system. “ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how you can go about putting in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; with the commitment of your entire organization, it can enable you to achieve both objectives.” (ISO 14001 Environment, 2011)
What are the benefits of ISO 14001 for a company?
1.Reduce the pressure from the government
2.Breaking through the green trade fortress, and strengthen market competitiveness and increase market share 3.Reduce not faze, saving energy and reducing consumption, optimize the cost, gain profit. 4.Improve the management level of the enterprise itself.
5.Benefit to the enterprise benign and long-term development. 6.Improve public relations, shaping a good image and reduces environmental risk.
Basic principles and methodology
For a company, it is very important to set up its own standard of ISO 14001. In one hand, its own standard of ISO 14001 can adapt the company’s environment and certain situation. In the other hand, the company own standard of ISO 14001 can save the...