ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems
Requirements with guidance for use
An organization looking for a framework to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions in balance with socio-economic needs should go for ISO 14001. It does not specify requirements but provides framework that enable an your organization to achieve the intended outcomes it sets for its environmental management system.
Why ISO 14001?
A systematic approach to environmental management can provide top management with information to build success over the long term and create options for contributing to sustainable development by:
• Improving resource efficiency and reducing waste
• Protecting the environment by preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts;
• Achieving financial and operational benefits that can result from implementing environmentally sound alternatives that strengthen the organization’s market position
• Mitigating the potential adverse effect of environmental conditions on the organization;
• Assisting the organization in the fulfilment of compliance obligations;
• Enhancing environmental performance;
• Controlling or influencing the way the organization’s products and services are designed, manufactured, distributed, consumed and disposed by using a life-cycle perspective that can prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted elsewhere within the life cycle;
• Communicating environmental information to relevant interested parties.
Steps Involved in Implementation
The certification of your quality management system takes place in the following steps. Our experts will be at your disposal during the whole process as competent contacts.
- Preliminary audit (optional)
- GAP Analysis (optional)
- Certification audit: Examination of your documentation and a demonstration of the practical application
- Issue of certification
- Annual surveillance audit
- Re-certification before the end of three years