This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 14004, Environmental management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 14004 (second edition, 2004-11-15).
It supersedes the previous edition, published in 1996 as CAN/CSA-ISO 14004, (adopted ISO 14004:1996).
This International Standard provides guidance on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an environmental management system and its coordination with other management systems.
While the system is not intended to manage occupational health and safety issues, they may be included when an organization seeks to implement an integrated environmental and occupational health and safety management system.
The guidelines in this International Standard are applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type, location or level of maturity.
While the guidelines in this International Standard are consistent with the ISO 14001 environmental management system model, they are not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISO 14001.