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ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

What’s in ISO 14001:

  • Enhancement of environmental performance;
  • Fulfillment of compliance obligations;
  • Achievement of environmental objectives

This means you can identify aspects of your business that impact the environment and understand those environmental laws that are relevant to your situation. The next step is to produce objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement.

Environmental impact is becoming an increasingly important issue across the globe, with pressure to minimize that impact coming from a number of sources: local and national governments, regulators, trade associations, customers, employees, and shareholders. Social pressures are also building up from the growing array of interested parties, such as consumer, environmental and minority non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia and neighbors.

ISO 14001:2015 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 considering a life cycle perspective.


e-Stewards Certification is rapidly emerging as the lead ing global program designed to achieve the highest standard of environmental responsibility and worker protection. e-Stewards Certification is open to electronics recyclers, refurbishers, and processors in all developed countries. Certified
e-Stewards recyclers commit to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment®; written by the environmental community with leaders in the industry to protect human health and the global environment. While there are other guidelines written for the recycling industry, the e-Stewards Standard is the only e-waste standard that:

  • Is “All-In-One” – encompasses a certified ISO 14001 environmental management system.
  • Prohibits all hazardous waste from being disposed of in solid waste landfills and incinerators.
  • Requires full compliance with existing international hazardous waste treaties for exports and imports of electronics, and specifically prohibits the export of hazardous waste from developed to developing countries.
  • Prohibits the use of prison labor in the recycling of hazardous electronics, which often have sensitive data embedded.
  • Requires extensive baseline protections for and monitoring of recycling workers in every country, including developed nations where hazardous exposures are routinely taking place.
  • Is written for international use.