ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

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ISO 14001:2015 positions the standard as an integral part of an organization's efforts towards the broader aim of environmental development.

An ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) supports your aims and objectives by documenting the processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving effective policies and objectives.

ISO 14001 is used successfully all over the world, in 2016 alone, almost 350,000 certificates were issued and experienced greater benefits.

Using our vast data-set SGS has identified top pain points. These include:

  • Understanding the Standard’s requirements
  • Accountability
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Testing and implementation of emergency plans
  • Deviations from written procedures
  • Monitoring and measurement

Using our extensive experience and understanding of the pain points most commonly experienced by organizations seeking ISO 14001 certification we can deliver a range of tailor made services to support your certification journey.

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What is an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System?

ISO 14001:2015 is an international standard that sets out the criteria for an environmental management system (EMS). It helps businesses and organizations to manage their environmental responsibilities by mapping out a framework that enables them to establish an effective EMS.

Is ISO 14001 for me?

ISO 14001 can be applied to any organization, whatever its type, size or sector. The standard does not specify what your aims and objectives should be, but the framework you should create to be effective.

What are the benefits of ISO 14001:2015?

An EMS provides assurance to company management and employees, as well as external stakeholders (those who are affected by your activity, but not necessarily customers), that environmental impacts are being measured and improved.

Implementing an ISO 14001 EMS enables your organization to:

  • Manage environmental aspects effectively
  • Improve compliance with environmental legislation
  • Prevent of pollution
  • Minimize energy and resource usage, reducing operating costs
  • Continuous improvement in environmental performance
  • Reduce the risk of penalties and avoids litigation
  • Increase stakeholder confidence
  • Improve employee morale
  • Deliver new business opportunities with environmentally aware customers

Why choose ISO 14001:2015 certification?

An ISO 14001 EMS can be audited by an independent certification body, such as SGS, to verify that the standard has been correctly implemented. Certification of an ISO 14001 EMS is not a requirement, but many organizations find it a useful way to demonstrate to their commitment to the environment to.

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