ISO 14001 Certification in Iraq is a standard for Environmental Management System published by ISO;the standard is accepted by many major countries globally. EMS is a framework which is composed of a set of policies and procedures which defines the guidelines on how an organization interacts with the environment and manages efficiently without causing negative impacts. The standard asks us to take care of our environment and prevent our companies from causing an adverse impacts on the environment.
Aspect: According to ISO 14001, aspects are the organization’s activities/products/services that interacts with the environment.
Impact: The organization’s activities/products/services which causes an impact as a change to the environment either positive or negative.
For example: using of computers in offices is an activity, the aspect is using of non-renewable source of energy which is electricity (which we have got from environment) and the impact is depletion of energy (which we cannot get it back once we use it).
ISO 14001 certification in Iraq is applicable to all sectors of industries and hence plays an important role for conserving the environment.