What is ISO 14001?
The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001 maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
Here’s a video by ISO on “ISO and the environment”:
What is ISO 14001 requirements?
ISO 14001 certification does not state requirements for environmental performance, but it provides a framework that a company or organization can follow or reference to set up an effective environmental management system.
Organizations that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system with conformity with ISO 14001:2004 need to incorporate the following into their environment management system.
a) making a self-determination and self-declaration, or
b) seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
c) seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
d) seeking certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.
How ISO 14001 Certification benefits your business?
These are the ISO 14001 certification benefits to the business.
- Reduced cost of waste management
- Savings in consumption of energy and materials
- Lower distribution costs
- Improved corporate image among regulators, customers, stakeholders and the public
How can we help?
We admire and respect your organisation’s quest for environmental performance, our consultants are ready to guide you along in the ISO 14001 certification process. Our approach shall tailor to your industry, organisation’s processes and requirements. We have a systematic and easy to follow methodology to assist you in the pursuit of the ISO 14001 certification. In the process, we will perform audits to:
- Perform gap analysis against the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) international standards
- Assess the organisation’s readiness for ISO 14001 certification and preparations
- Pre-qualification audit prior the actual certification
- Post audits to sustain the qualification
There will be a dedicated consultant assigned to you to work with you end to end on this ISO 14001 certification process/journey.