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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 Focus of ISO 14001

Following an update to the standard in 2015, the focus of ISO 14001 includes:

  • Compliance with government regulations and legal requirements
  • protecting the environment by preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts
  • Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end-of-life
  • Integration between environmental issues and strategic action planning
  • Waste reduction and resource efficiency
  • Mitigating the potential adverse effect of environmental conditions on the organization

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 Process

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.

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ISO 14001 – EMS