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The ISO 14001 certificate

An ISO 14001 certificate proves that the Environmental Management System has been measured against a best practice standard and fulfils it. The certificate is issued by a third party accreditation body register, which shows interested parties they can trust that we are actively minimising the environmental impacts of the City Hall's services.

The internationally recognised ISO 14001:1996 Environmental Management Sysytem standard is broad as it can be applied to any type of organisation in any industry sector. The standard, which has been created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is based on two concepts: improvement and regulatory fulfilment .

The content of the standard

The standard encloses the core elements for an effective Environmental Management System and can be applied to both the service and manufacturing sectors. To obtain the standard, a company has to define environmental objectives and targets as well as the management system necessary to reach these targets. In addition to this, the company has to keep to the processes, procedures, and activities of the system.

The standard contains five main elements:

  • An environmental policy
  • Planning
  • Implementation and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management review

Continuous improvement

Organisations have to identify all environmental impacts and associated aspects and implement actions to improve processes in prioritised areas with essential aspects in order to meet the terms of the standard. ISO 14001 provides a best practice for proactive management of the environmental impact of your organisation. With an Environmental Management System certified to the ISO 14001 standard you go further than sheer fulfilment and focus on continuous improvement.

EMAS - EU's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

Technical Guide for Enviromental Assessment Method (EAM)

Methodology and user guide for the food market ecological model (FMEM)

For more information, see our links .

Bucharest City Hall - Department for Environmental Protection and Eco-Civic Education - Phone/Fax 00 40 21 30 555 24