The international standard ISO 14001 specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS), focusing on the effectiveness of environmental management to comply with legal and customer requirements. Thus, it is an essential tool for assessing environmental aspects and controlling the environment risks.
Concern for the Environment, growing public pressure and regulatory measures are changing the way business is done in the world. Customers, consumers and shareholders are increasingly focusing their demand for products and services that respect the environment, and at the same time delivered by socially responsible companies. Currently it is increasingly important for organizations to demonstrate that not only their philosophies but also their investment strategies and daily operations are sustainable.