The ISO 14001 standard is an international standard that improves the environmental performance of the company. It certifies an environmental management system (EMS) that is a set of processes that take into account the environment in other management systems of the company.
The standard applies to any organisation wishing to implement a system that respects the ecology. It seeks to continuously improve the environmental performance of the company by controlling the ecological impacts. Organisations commit to demonstrating compliance with the standard by developing a tracking tool.
The ISO 14001 standard is based on the principle of continuous improvement, and the external auditors evaluate the company and verify that all environmental requirements are met.