The ISO Technical Committee controls ISO 14000 standards. ISO 14000 provides a series of tools for measuring the environmental impact of business practices and how to improve outcomes. The ISO 14000 series standards function in several capacities. These include specification of environmental management systems (EMS), a set of guidelines, auditing, labeling, performance evaluation, and life cycle management.
Ultimately, ISO 14000 gives organizations an all-encompassing means of assessing, monitoring, controlling, and correcting environmental impact from their processes and actions.