ISO 14001: 2004 is a standard that reduces negative environmental impacts and promotes environmental business practices.
ISO 14001: 2004 standards are a framework for environmental management, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1996, and revised in November 2004.
The standard is based on the principle of continuous improvement of the status of the life organization. The Standard uses the Plan - Do - Check - Act concept, which is an improvement. It consists of a set of requirements that a company has to deal with and implement in its activities. The main purpose is to constantly improve environmental protection.
ISO 14001: 2004 can be applied to any company that wants to establish, implement, maintain and improve the environment and management system in accordance with its statement on Environmental Policy.