The most common ISO standards are ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at each of these standards.
Improve your environmental performance and meet your legal obligations
ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management.
It provides requirements and guidance for use with environmental systems and is one of the standards in the 14000 family of standards. More than 300,000 organisations are certified to the ISO 14001 standard around the world. ISO 14001 helps organisations to improve their environmental performance through the efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
The benefits of this include gaining the trust of stakeholders and gaining a competitive advantage. The standard can be applied to organisations of all types and sizes, requiring the organisation to look at all issues relating to the environment, from air pollution to waste management.
ISO 14001 Requirements
ISO 14001:2015 is the latest version of this ISO standard. The standard provides guidance on how to look at multiple parts of your organisation and reduce your impact on the environment. It provides advice on how to be prepared to respond to emergencies, and how to manage customer expectations, stakeholders, and your organisation’s relationship with the local community.
ISO 14001 doesn’t provide strict requirements but instead offers a framework for organisations to follow. Your organisation can set its own goals and the standard highlights the steps needed to meet those goals, as well as how to monitor and measure progress. The principles of the standard are based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” cycle, helping organisations to improve their processes and set out and implement plans to become more eco-friendly.
The Benefits of ISO 14001
Compliance with ISO 14001 can bring organisations a range of benefits. Some of the benefits that your organisation could see by implementing ISO 14001 include:
- Showing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
- Increasing employee engagement and leadership involvement
- Improvements to the reputation of the organisation and growing stakeholder confidence using strategic communication
- Incorporating environmental issues into business management to achieve strategic goals
- Becoming more efficient and reducing costs to gain a competitive and financial advantage
- Integrating suppliers into the organisation’s business systems to encourage them to be more environmentally responsible
While ISO 14001 certification isn’t a requirement, the benefits that it can deliver make it worth pursuing. After making changes to implement the requirements of the standard, an independent certification body will audit your organisation to confirm that you have done everything necessary.
Taking care of the environment should be the responsibility of every organisation. Customers and stakeholders want to hear that organisations are taking steps to be more environmentally responsible and that this is being implemented throughout the different areas of the organisation. By implementing ISO 14001, your organisation can save money through better cost control and improve its public image through a more consistent approach to sustainability and environmental management.
JVR Consultancy offers expert help for achieving ISO 14001 certification. As soon as you contact us, we can get you connected with one of our consultants and get you started on securing ISO 14001 certification within the hour if you want to. Book a free consultation today to find out more about the benefits and how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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