Our responsibility for the present and the future is an important part of sustainable management and operation. The ISO 14001 standard has formed the basis of the development, introduction, supervision and improvement of environmental management systems since 1996. The standard sets appropriate requirements that can be applied to organizations of any kind and size as well as various geographical, cultural and social circumstances. The basic purpose of the standard’s requirements is to align environmental protection and the prevention of environmental pollution with the economic, social and statutory requirements.
If the applicable laws are taken into account voluntarily and systematically, it means that the given organization is environmentally managed. An organization can set a good example and establish a reputation through use of this system, by using resources more effectively and to a lesser extent, and through the cost savings achieved by avoiding environmental fines. In addition to all this, the standard contains valuable solutions as regards the development of an environmental management system. Such solutions are for example: environmentally friendly product design, environment-related communication with stakeholders and environmental performance evaluation.
ISO 14001 - International standard setting out the requirements for environmental management systems
EMAS - A regulation issued by the European Union, which made it possible for industrial companies that aim at improving their environmental performance to participate in a common registration system of the European Union on a voluntary basis and to have their environmental declaration certified and published.