ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
The ISO 14001 standard identifies requirements for an internationally recognised Environmental Management System
About ISO 14001 Environemental Management System
The ISO 14001 standard identifies requirements for an internationally recognised Environmental Management System (EMS). It maps out a framework that an organisation can follow to:
- Identify impacts on the environment
- Define controls to prevent and reduce pollution
- Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
- Grow your business in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way
Enhance Your Reputation
It’s the duty of all businesses to create, implement, and maintain responsible practices when it comes to managing their environmental impact. The benefits of doing so aren’t just a win for the planet, though. The public’s eye has never been more focused on how organisations assess and improve their sustainability which provides ample incentive for getting your business certified.
Build trust with your customers, and enhance your reputation by committing to a cause that is, and will continue to be, at the forefront of everyone’s conscious.
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Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification
- Promotes sustainable development
- Improves waste and energy management
- Reduces the risk of non-compliance with legislation and subsequent costs or prosecution
- Improves your brand image and demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to the environment
- Demonstrates a commitment to compliance with legal and other requirements
- Increases your access to new customers and business partners
- Improves managing your environmental risks, now and in the future
- Reduces insurance premiums, waste handling costs, and other related fees
- Attracts investment, enhances brand reputation and removes barriers to trade
- Provides an advantage over competitors who are not accredited
Certification involves GCC assessing your organisation in order to ascertain that management systems meet the requirements of one or more recognised standards. Becoming certified to a nationally or internationally recognised standard is of great benefit to an organization. It improves overall performance, builds confidence within stakeholder groups and broadens the scope of new opportunity.
- Application for certification by client
- GCC will review and provide certification proposal
- Client accepts the agreement and return to GCC
- Audit dates will be booked
- GCC conducts Gap Analysis (optional)
Certification Audit/ Transfer
- Stage 1 Audit, The Audit team will assess documentation and readiness of management system for Stage 2 Audit
- Stage 2, Certification Audit, Audit team will assess implementation of system and will verify any issues outstanding from the Stage 1 Audit.
- Organisation will be recommended for Certification after review and positive decision by the independent GCC certification Authority,
- A Certificate will be issued
Each issued certificate has a three-year life period. Upon certification, an audit program will be created for regular audits over the three-year period. These audits confirm company’s on-going compliance with specified requirements of the standard. At least one surveillance audit per year is required.
The certification expires within 3 years and a re-certification Audit will be conducted prior to the expiry date to ensure that Management System is maintained.