What is ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system. This system is used to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance obligations and addresses risks and opportunities. The standard provides a framework that an organization can follow instead of establishing environmental performance requirements on their own. ISO 14001:2015 is a voluntary standard that an organization can certify to, and that may integrate well other standards such as ISO 9001:2015. This standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management.

What Are the Benefits of ISO 14001

Some of the main benefits of ISO 14001 certification include:

  • Improving resource efficiency
  • Reducing waste
  • Driving down costs
  • Providing assurance that environmental impact is measured
  • Gaining competitive advantages in supply chain designs
  • Increasing new business opportunities
  • Improving overall environmental impact
  • Manage environmental obligations with consistency

Who Should Use ISO 14001

ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by organizations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. This standard is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence consider a life cycle perspective.


  • ISO 14004 – General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques.
  • ISO 14006 – Guidelines for incorporating eco-design.
  • ISO 14015 – Environmental assessments of sites and organizations (EASO).
  • ISO 14020 – Environmental labels and declarations.
  • ISO 14031 – Environmental performance evaluation.
  • ISO 14040 – Life cycle assessment.
  • ISO 14050 – Vocabulary.
  • ISO 14063 – Environmental communication.
  • ISO 14064 – Greenhouse gas.
  • ISO 19011 – Guidelines for auditing management systems.

ISO 14001-2015 consultant

At CS East, we are your project manager! We can ensure that you get to grips with requirements of the standard, help you in understanding how to implement changes, and get the full benefit of a well-designed system. You will benefit from;

  • Personnel and staff training in relation to ISO requirements
  • 100% success record
  • 30 years of experience helping clients with ISO certification
  • Full, tailored consulting support, provided both on-site and remotely
  • Comprehensive mentoring and coaching
  • One to one work with your key process owners

Get in touch

Email or call - we can give you an idea of what is involved in ISO 14001 certification, how long it will take, give an estimate of the costs or help with any other questions you might have.

For our Massachusetts clients, there is State funding available to offset the cost of training. Details here.