The ISO 14000 family addresses "environmental management".
This means what the winery does to: * minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, and to
* achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance.
ISO 14000 environmental management standards exist to help
organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the
environment (cause adverse changes to air, water, or land), comply with
applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented
requirements, and continually improve on the above.
14000 is similar to ISO 9000 quality management in that both pertain to
the process : the comprehensive outcome of how a product is produced
rather than to the product itself. The overall idea is to establish an
organized approach to systematically reduce the impact of the
environmental aspects which an organization can control. Effective
tools for the analysis of environmental aspects of an organization and
for the generation of options for improvement are provided by the
concept of Cleaner Production.
with ISO 9000, certification is performed by third-party organizations
rather than being awarded by ISO directly. The ISO 19011 audit standard
applies when auditing for both 9000 and 14000 compliance at once.
14001 is an internationally accepted specification for an environmental
management system (EMS). It specifies requirements for establishing an
environmental policy, determining environmental aspects and impacts of
products/activities/services, planning environmental objectives and
measurable targets, implementation and operation of programs to meet
objectives and targets, checking and corrective action, and management
Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and
publisher of International Standards. It is a network of the national
standards institutes of 157 countries, one member per country, with a
Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the
system. ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge
between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its
member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their
countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand,
other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having
been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.
Therefore, ISO enables a consensus to be reached on solutions that meet
both the requirements of business and the broader needs of society.