A newly revised ISO standard is intended to further facilitate the application of the ISO 14000 family on environmental management. It seeks to establish a common vocabulary, and ensure the effectiveness of communication, key for the implementation and operation of environmental management systems (EMS).

  This third edition of ISO 14050:2009, Environmental management – Vocabulary has been updated to include the latest developments in the field. The standard now provides concise definitions of all concepts and terms used throughout the ISO 14000 series in the three official ISO languages, English, French and Russian, as well as in Arabic and Spanish. The standard also provides equivalent terms in Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish.