More and more people are becoming increasingly environment conscious, due to in part the apocalyptic projections of the consequences of climate change. The current paradigm of the world is geared towards conservation of nature and to reduce the harmful effects of pollution, and in such a world, organisations that still produce excessive amount of pollutants will not survive or will be ostracised. The ISO 14001 is specifically created so that organisations can install checks within themselves while not compromising production efficiency.

What is an ISO 14001:2015?

The ISO 14001 is a standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardization so as to give corporations and other organisations a system – the Environmental Management System – that will enable them to produce their commodities and dispense of their services without harming the environment in the process. What the ISO 14001 EMS does is that it will create a framework that is adhering to the several demands of the customers to be more eco-friendly and meet the legal and regulatory requirements all the while producing grade quality products.

An ISO 14001 Certification is one that will require the organization to implement a series of measures that will bring about change in its core processes. All the processes that have a direct impact on the environment, such as the manufacturing and service delivery, will come under its purview as well as some unregulated activities.

ISO 14001 has two main objectives:

To give a standardized and proven framework that can help organizations to develop an effective environmental management  strategy;

To work as an official recognition and prize for the organization’s efforts to improve their environmental strategies.

Why ISO 14001 is important?

Taking care of our environment, and preventing our companies from causing negative impacts on the environment, are two of the most important challenges facing businesses today. One of the biggest benefits of implementing an EMS is the recognition that comes with being among those businesses  that care enough to reduce their environmental footprint. This can bring better relationships with customers, the public and the community at large  for your company, but it also brings other benefits.

Along with public image,many companies can save money through the implementation of an environmental management system. This can be achieved through reducing incidents that can result in liability costs, being able to obtain insurance at a more reasonable cost, and conserving input materials and energy through reduction efforts. This improvement in cost control is a benefit that cannot be overlooked when making the decision to implement an environmental management system.

Impelmentation Process for the ISO 14001 EMS

  • Creation of Objectives and Targets
  • Train Employees
  • Establish Work Instruction and Practice
  • A system of measurement for checking progress of objectives
  • Take corrective measures when Deviation Occurs
  • Evaluate Compliance Standards
  • Involvement of the Leadership in overseeing each one of the processes

Our consultants have had years of experience in guiding several organisation in their efforts to get an ISO 14001 Certification, and have demonstrated their ingenuity in making any organisation, in spite of the context, to revamp the business processes to conform to the highest standards, and consequentially acquire an ISO 14001 EMS Certification