BS EN ISO 14005:2019
Environmental management systems. Guidelines for a flexible approach to phased implementation
|Standard number:||BS EN ISO 14005:2019|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 96451 0|
- 13.020.10 Environmental management
This document gives guidelines for a phased approach to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system (EMS) that organizations, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), can adopt to enhance their environmental performance.
The phased approach provides flexibility that allows organizations to develop their EMS at their own pace, over a number of phases, according to their own circumstances. Each phase consists of six consecutive stages. The system's maturity at the end of each phase can be characterized using the five-level maturity matrix provided in AnnexÂ A.
This document is applicable to any organization regardless of their current environmental performance, the nature of the activities undertaken or the locations at which they occur.
The phased approach enables an organization to develop a system that ultimately satisfies the requirements of ISOÂ 14001.
The guidance does not cover those elements of specific systems that go beyond ISOÂ 14001 and it is not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISOÂ 14001.