Water and Sewage
Green Blue
Buildings & land use
Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Source of tools

Name of the tool
Environmental Management System

Where is tool available from
ISO Central Secretariat:
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 1, rue de Varembé, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Telephone +41 22 749 01 11; Fax +41 22 733 34 30
Alternative ISO140001 can be purchased on line:

When was the tool produced
The latest version was produced in 2002.

Is support provided
Publications and information are available from ISO, and often public and onsite training is available through the ISO member organisation in each country, for example in Britain, it is the British Standards Institute.
EMSs are however often carried out by external consultants.

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin
ISO 140001 originates from the International Standards Organisation. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 148 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
The ISO 140001 is based on the generic concept of EMS.

Cost of the full tool
The EMS standard has to be purchased at a cost and then can either be implemented in house or a consultant employed to implement it. Certification of the system is then a further cost.