The ISO 14001 environmental management standards help minimise how operations negatively affect the environment, comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is there to specify requirements for establishing an environmental policy. In particular, determining the environmental aspects and impacts the products, activities, and services that a business produces has on the environment.
Associated environmental objectives with measurable targets can be developed from these investigations and then implemented into the business which are constantly managed to meet the set targets laid out in these objectives. All of which allow for either corrective action to be taken and/or improvements to be developed into the way the business performs.