What should be included within the environmental policy?

Clause 5.2 of ISO 14001:2015 details the requirements for the environmental policy which shall be established, implemented and maintained by top management.

The environmental policy should be relevant to the organisation, for example considering the size of the organisation and its impacts on the environment. The policy should provide a framework for identifying environmental objectives and include a commitment to protect the environment. When writing the environmental policy the organisation should consider compliance obligations and be committed to the continual improvement of the environmental management system (EMS). The environmental policy should be documented, communicated within the organisation and be made available to interested parties.

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