I was recently being assigned a task as quality representative of the company. I came across ISO 14025 in some article and other website. But most people familiar with ISO 14001 instead. My question is, what is the different between these two standards? Which one is more comprehensive?
ISO 14001 - Environmental management system is a standard that provides a framework for environmental protection. It does not defines what kind of control you need to establish for environmental protection rather defines processes for identification, evaluation and control of significant environmental aspects in the company. For more information, see: ISO 14001: What is it, how does it work and why use it? https://advisera.com/14001academy/what-is-iso-14001/
ISO 14025 establishes the principles and specifies the procedures for developing Type III environmental declaration programmes and Type III environmental declarations. It specifically establishes the use of the ISO 14040 series of standards in the development of Type III environmental declara tion programmes and Type III environmental declarations. ISO 14025:2006 establishes principles for the use of environmental information.
Type III environmental declarations as described in ISO 14025 are primarily intended for use in business-to-business communication, but their use in business-to-consumer communication under certain conditions is not precluded.
As you can see, the standards are dealing with different things, if you want to establish environmental management system, you need to go with ISO 14001. ISO 14025 is used only for developing declarations and communication between businesses.