ISO 14001 provides a framework for organisations to improve their environmental management systems:

  • Develop an environmental policy and establish a plan for procedures and controls.
  • Set measurable targets to meet anti-pollution and legislation requirements and allocate resources to meet the objectives.
  • Training, communication and documentation set up throughout the organisation.
  • Operational control to identify risks and impacts.
  • Planning for an emergency event or prevention identified.
  • Continuous monitoring and measuring.
  • Proper recording, auditing and management reviews in place.

By following through each of the stages and setting up a robust environmental management system, your organisation will benefit from cost savings and sales advantages that can increase your profits.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Of all the standards within the ISO 14000 series, ISO 14001 is the standard that specifies the requirements for an organization’s EMS. The Environmental Management System (EMS) document is the central document controlling the interaction of the core elements in the organization, and provides a third-party auditor with the key information necessary to understand the environmental management systems in place. It is a “tool” that enables an organization of any size or type to control the impact of its activities, products or services on the environment. As in the case of ISO 9001, the key to a successful ISO 14001 EMS is having documented procedures that are implemented and maintained so that they describe environmental goals and their place in all other company-wide activities. ISO 14001 standards require sites to document and make an Environmental policy available to the public. In addition, procedures should be established for a continuous review of the environmental aspects and the impacts of products, activities and services. Based on these environmental aspects and impacts, then goals and objectives are established that are consistent with the environmental policy. As with a QMS, Internal Audits of the EMS should be conducted routinely to ensure that non-conformances in the system are identified and addressed. In addition, the management review process must be in place to ensure top management’s involvement in the assessment of EMS.

Benefits of  ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

  • Increases leadership involvement and employee engagement
  • Improves companies reputation and confidence with the stakeholders
  • Environmental Aims are integrated with Business Management
  • Improved Efficiency and reduced costs make it possible for a competitive and financial advantage.
  • Environmental Performance of the Supplier is increased.

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 with relative ease.

What is ISO 14001

What is ISO 14001?

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