ISO 14001 outlines the criteria for an effective and efficient Environmental Management System. This system should be based on your context, the legislation that applies to your organisation and the environmental issues that are important to you.
With over 300,000 certificates issued globally, ISO 14001 is the go-to solution for your environmental concerns, ensuring you are responsible, accountable and sustainable.
Every responsible business leader has concerns about how their company’s activities are impacting on the environment. Water use, energy use, pollution and waste are some factors that may negatively affect your local, national and international environment. Such factors may also reduce your profitability and reputation if not managed effectively.
ISO 14001 will allow your organisation to achieve an appropriate and effective balance between relevant environmental, societal and economic factors. While it will not provide specific solutions, it will prescribe controls that should be in place for you to have an Environmental Management System that is right for your organisation.
Therefore, this respected, international Standard should be a serious consideration for any responsible business.
Centre for Assessment provides certification to ISO 14001 via a comprehensive audit of your Environmental Management System. We will help ensure that the environmental issues that affect your business are managed in a responsible and transparent way.
ISO 14001 is available to practically any organisation, of any size and in any sector.
Environmental Compliance Officers, Sustainability Managers, those responsible for waste, carbon footprint, CSR or indeed anyone who cares about the Green agenda should consider implementing ISO 14001.
If you would like to mitigate the negative impact your organisation may have on the environment, ensure you comply with international legislation and demonstrate a responsible, ethical business model, ISO 14001 is for you. It is particularly important for businesses that have identified potential risks to environmental welfare and for those looking to achieve environmentally-sound alternatives to these risks.
Following the Annex SL format, ISO 14001 can be integrated with other Management Systems, such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management). Centre for Assessment can provide audits against several frameworks as a single project. Please get in touch to find out more about this.
First launched in 1996, the latest version of ISO 14001 was published in 2015 with seven main changes: strategy, leadership, environmental protection, environmental performance, life-cycle perspective, communication and documentation.
The reasons why you may choose to implement ISO 14001 are based on environmental responsibility and the business case for this. Once in place, you may be better able to:
Centre for Assessment is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to provide certification to ISO 14001, giving you the assurance of a value-adding, rigorous and beneficial audit against the framework.
With our experienced, expert team of auditors located across the UK and beyond, Centre for Assessment can meet your needs, supporting your journey towards achieving the quality mark. Although regulations do not allow us to offer our own advisory service, we do have a list of trusted, independent management consultants who can support your preparations for ISO 14001 audit and certification. However, we can provide a pre-assessment service.