The ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards is certain to affect every aspect of a company's environmental operations. ISO 14000 has captured the attention of business and governments worldwide and, following in the footsteps of the ISO 9000 quality management standards, ISO 14000 registration will likely become a global passport to doing business for thousands of companies. ISO 14000: A Guide to the New Environmental Management Standards explores the ISO 14000 series in detail, traces the history and development of the standards, and describes each standard in the series, including environmental management, environmental auditing, labeling, performance evaluation, and life cycle assessment. ISO 14000: A Guide to the New Environmental Management Standards explores the implications of these new standards for international trade and regulatory enforcement. It explains the ISO 14000 registration process and offers guidance in understanding and implementing ISO 14000. This comprehensive preview of the ISO 14000 series is for companies that want to know what ISO 14000 is, how it will affect them, and what they can do about it.