By ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO 14001:2004 specifies requisites for an environmental administration approach to allow a company to boost and enforce a coverage and pursuits which keep in mind criminal requisites and different necessities to which the association subscribes, and knowledge approximately major environmental facets. It applies to these environmental facets that the association identifies as these which it might probably keep an eye on and people which it could actually effect. It doesn't itself nation particular environmental functionality criteria.
ISO 14001:2004 is appropriate to any association that desires to set up, enforce, keep and increase an environmental administration process, to guarantee itself of conformity with its acknowledged environmental coverage, and to illustrate conformity with ISO 14001:2004 by
a) creating a self-determination and self-declaration, or
b) looking affirmation of its conformance by means of events having an curiosity within the association, equivalent to consumers, or
c) looking affirmation of its self-declaration through a celebration exterior to the association, or
d) looking certification/registration of its environmental administration method by means of an exterior organization.
All the necessities in ISO 14001:2004 are meant to be included into any environmental administration method. the level of the applying relies on components comparable to the environmental coverage of the association, the character of its actions, services and the site the place and the stipulations during which it functions.
ISO 14001:2004 additionally offers, in Annex A, informative advice on its use.