ISO 14000 was first published in 1996. It was later updated in 2004. The EMS standard is a global series of standards. It was built on the ISO 9000 series to promote the process of standardization.
It is a set of voluntary environmental management standards and suggested technical reports that focus on environmental management systems, operating practices, products, and services. The general aim is to help facilitate international trade and commerce. Organizations can all or part of the ISO 14000 series. They do not force performance targets, but provide organizations with the methods tools to assess and manage the impact of their activities on the environment.
ISO 14000 Standard follows these aspects of environmental management: