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Standards

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

ISO 14001 is the most recognized standard for environmental management as it helps businesses effectively control the environmental impacts of their different processes, from procurement and storage to product development and distribution.

Whether businesses are developing or modifying their existing environmental management systems for ISO 140001 certification, standard implementation will help them achieve regulatory compliances and ensure their operations are environmentally sustainable.

The objective of ISO 14001 is to specify requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) and enable the development and implementation of policy and objectives that will take into account legal and other requirements that need to be met, and information about significant environmental aspects.

ISO 14001 applies to environmental aspects that are identified as controllable and able to be influenced. It does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001 is based on the methodology known as Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA). PDCA can be briefly described as follows:

Plan: Establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the organisation’s environmental policy.

Do: Implement the processes.

Check: Monitor and measure processes against environmental policy, objectives, targets, legal and other requirements, and report the results.

Act: Take actions to continually improve the performance of the environmental management system.

ISO 14001 is the most internationally recognized environmental management system standard.

Why do you need ISO 14001 Certification?

If you want to reduce waste generation, minimise environmental impacts, and ensure environmental sustainability, your business needs ISO 14001 certification. It is an international certification, and will help your business comply with strict environmental regulations and build trust in customers.

Top benefits for ISO 14001 standard are –

  • Minimised environmental impacts: With an EMS, a proper system will be implemented to monitor and control the processes, products or services that are impacting the environment,
  • Cost savings: It will help save costs by controlling resource waste, including water and electricity, by using energy-efficient methods for production and distribution wherever possible,
  • Improvement in corporate image: Implementation of the standard will demonstrate environmental responsibility, which will increase your business’s credibility in the market and win many customers,
  • Reduction of litigation costs: By making your business compliant with ISO 14001, you are fulfilling environmental legislations, therefore ensuring minimal risk of fines or prosecutions for environmental violations.

Our Approach to ISO 14001 Certification

At Compliancehelp, we follow a simplistic approach to help businesses get ISO 14001 certified quickly.

Consultation & Training

We have specialised ISO 14001 certification consultants who help you understand the environmental policy underlining your industry. An organisation’s commitment to meeting policy requirements will help to manifest its commitment to environmental protection. These requirements will subsequently assist management in precisely planning for an EMS by aligning with the policy.

Our consultants will interact with your team and management to provide guidance on the practical implementation of the EMS.

Planning

Our experts will deeply analyse your business to identify any negative impacts, define the EMS objectives, and suggest any needed process improvements.

Implementation

Our consultants and experts will provide guidance on how to achieve the stated objectives of the EMS. They will ensure that training is provided to the organisation’s members and that they are educated on the key environmental aspects.

Internal Auditing

We have a team of internal auditors who will assess your EMS to check whether it effectively reduces the environmental impacts of your business. They will also monitor your legal compliance and identify non-conformities, ensuring they are rectified before certification.

The findings from the audit report will also suggest some enhancements that can be made in your business that will ensure compliance with ISO 14001.

In short, we will lead you through all the procedures and ensure your business is absolutely ready for ISO 14001 certification.

The level of detail and complexity of your environmental management system and the extent of documentation and the resources devoted to it depend on a number of factors. These factors include the scope of your system, the size of your organisation and the nature of your activities, products and services.

Compliancehelp is a leading consultancy firm with a long record of helping large and small companies get certified to ISO 14001 in a small amount of time, with minimal disruption to daily business activities.

Contact us to get a free quote, or pick up the phone to tell us about your environmental management requirements today.

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