There must be quality management even on environmental management or sustenance. The International Standardization Organization (ISO) 14000 is developed to assist the environmental organizations in their goals to maintain the health of the environment.
The ISO 14000 helps environmental organizations and Institutions to comply with environmental laws and regulations. While the ISO 14001 gives the specifications on the environmental management system (EMS) in an international level. The environmental policies are specified to determine the process and the result of any activity and plans, including the execution and analysis of the environmental projects. Corrective actions are put into work to make sure that there are sustainable and effective outputs.
There is a similarity between ISO 14000 and ISO 9000. They are synonymous in quality management and they put more attention to the process rather than the product per se. The main common idea of ISO 14000 and 9000 is to make a systematic approach to the environmental problems so that organizations could effectively control the environment. These also support the project, Cleaner Production, to make many options on how to clean and maintain the wellness of environment.
With regards to ISO 9000, the third-party organizations are the ones responsible in bestowing certifications to environmental organizations and institutions.
Meanwhile, ISO 14001 has standards on how to assess organizations. The ISO 14001 is very flexible and generic to evaluate any kind of organization on how they produce and manufacture their specific products and services that could cause either harmful or better effect for the environment.
The goal of ISO 9000 14001 is to identify and control environmental activities, services and products, have continuous enhancements of the environmental procedures and practices, develop systematic approaches, and ensure that the goals are achieved.