This white paper by Technology Forecasters (TFI) explores best practices in ISO 14001, and is highly recommended for companies seeking to find out more about how to best gain ISO14001 certification as well as anyone seeking information about trends in the certification.
There is a new wave of companies certifyingto ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). While the first wave of certifications consisted of electronics manufacturing companies, the second wave is hitting nonmanufacturing companies in the technology industry, such as software companies, services firms, and product companies that outsource manufacturing. In this white paper, we discuss why companies that previously decided against certification are now certifying, and we identify best practices for this new wave. Finally, we look to the future of certification and speculate on coming trends.