This document gives guidelines to organizations for general principles, policy, strategy and
activities relating to both internal and external environmental communication. It uses proven and
well-established approaches for communication, adapted to the specific conditions that exist in
It is applicable to all organizations regardless of their size, type, location, structure, activities, products
and services, and whether or not they have an environmental management system in place.
It can be used in combination with any of the ISO 14000 family of standards, or on its own.
NOTE 1 A reference table to the ISO 14000 family is provided in Annex A.
NOTE 2 ISO 14020, ISO 14021, ISO 14024, ISO 14025 and ISO 14026 provide specific environmental
communication tools and guidance relating to product labels and declarations.