An objective can be strategic, tactical, or operational.
An objective can be expressed in other ways, e.g. as an intended outcome, a purpose, an operational criterion, as an environmental objective (3.2.10), or by the use of other words with similar meaning (e.g. aim, goal, or target).
ISO 14001:2015, 3.2.5, modified — The original Note 2 to entry has been deleted and Note 3 to entry has been renumbered accordingly.