Technical Committee 207 (TC207) was established by the Standard International Organization of, and thus the second activity of International standards organization in the field of environmental management standards started. The Committee has the mission of "standardization of environmental management and systems and "work with 50 members, each of whom were also members of the Standard International Organization. The standards, developed by this committee, were ISO 14000 series and known as the ISO 14000 series of standards. Of this series, the family of ISO 14000 series is auditable that it′s the latest version is in 2004. This Standard was approved by the "National Standards Committee of Management Systems" on 3/7/1999 and was published as an official standard of Iran.
The first step is to define the structure of the project and determine the current status
The aim of this step is to determine the current situation, assess the current situation distance from the requirements of ISO 14001 and suggest principal executive main steps to move to meet the requirements of ISO 14001.
The second step: review, analysis and employer organizations’ adoption to ISO 14001 standard
The aim of this stage is the development of an environment management system and conducting the needed reforms in terms of organizations’ environmental conditions so that the structural components of environment management system is organized and compiled as ISO 14001 compliant.
Third step: preparing the organization to obtain a clearance certificate
The aim of this step is to ensure the proper functioning of the environmental management system of ISO 14001
Applying these standards, as well as all the standards that have been developed by the International Standard Organization (ISO), voluntarily. Areas covered by this standard are production and services organizations, regardless of being small or large.
-Environmental Protection and Pollution Prevention
-Saving energy and using renewable energies
-Minimizing the effects of defect
-Cost reduction and long-term profitability
-Improvements in productivity due to better use of resources - increase compliance with environmental laws and regulations and reduction of environmental crime and damage
-Earn credits for organizations to reduce costs of pollution and environmental crimes, increasing productivity and providing secure name and improving communication, supply and consent of the stakeholders.