ISO 14001 Certification
Environmental Management

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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.

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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.

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