The ISO 14001:2004 certification is intended to support the implementation of an environmental management plan. It was created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO ) , an international network of national standards institutes working in partnership with governments , industry and consumer representatives . In addition to ISO 14001:2004, other ISO standards that can be used as tools to protect the environment , however , to obtain environmental certification as such , you can only achieve ISO 14001:2004

The ISO 14001:2004 standard requires a Hotel to create an environmental management plan that includes: environmental goals and objectives , policies and procedures to achieve those goals , defined responsibilities, staff training , documentation and systems to monitor any changes and progress made. The ISO 14001:2004 standard describes the process to be followed and demands respect national environmental laws focused on continuous improvement of environmental using and performance the cycle "plan -do- check- act".

The ISO 14001:2004 certification according to the cycle " plan -do- check- act" is a descriptive process.