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ISO 14001 Contribution to U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

How does ISO 14001:2015 support achievement of UN SDGs?

ISO 14001 in relation to environmental matters cover issues such as:

Protecting the environment

  • Commit to proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation.
  • Protect the environment can include prevention of pollution, sustainable resource use, climate change mitigation and adaptation, protection of biodiversity and ecosystems, etc.

Environmental performance – Continual improvement focuses on improving environmental performance.

Lifecycle perspective – Extend its control and influence on the environmental impacts associated with product use and end-of-life treatment or disposal.

Strategic Environmental Management

  • Increased focus on environmental management within organization’s strategic planning processes and understanding organization’s context.
  • Focus on needs and expectations of interested parties (including compliance obligations).
  • Focus on local, regional, or global environmental conditions that can affect, or be affected by, the organization.
  • Actions to mitigate adverse risk or exploit beneficial opportunities are integrated in the EMS.

Leadership – Promote environmental management within the organization.

ISO 14001 Contribution to U.N. Sustainable Development GoalS
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