ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard

A framework towards sustainability

ISO 14001 provides a framework to support organisations develop an effective Environmental Management System.

Whilst this set of rules and standards are currently an optional certification, there is mounting pressure on businesses to ensure they operate more sustainably, reduce industrial waste and limit damage to our environment.

Undoubtedly, businesses that take a proactive stance by achieving this accreditation sooner rather than following changes in legislation will have an early advantage.

The benefits of achieving ISO 14001 include:

  • Lower operating costs: Reducing the volume of waste produced will impact manufacturing and recycling costs
  • Improved risk management: Understanding the relevant environmental legislation means you can take action to mitigate and prepare for the consequences of environmental risks
  • Compliance: Helping to ensure you understand and are compliant with current environmental legislation
  • Enhanced credibility: Demonstrates to customers that you have a responsible attitude towards sustainability and protecting our environment
  • Quality Control: An auditable process in which to quantify, monitor and control the ongoing environmental impact of your operations.
  • Complements other accreditations: Integration with other management standards further improves efficiency, reduces levels of documentation and cost at external audit.

As ISO 14001 Consultants, we provide support during every aspect of the journey you will take to achieve and retain this accreditation to ensure you pass the external audit on an ongoing basis.

We can help you:

  • Understand your organisation, its operations and the impacts on the environment
  • Engage stakeholders to ensure the project has a successful outcome
  • Undertake an environmental audit including an aspects and impacts survey
  • Produce a bespoke Compliance Obligation Register
  • Create a strategy and processes to support practical and operational aspects such as waste management and recycling
  • Continually re-assess and suggest continuous improvements
  • Ensure you are fully prepared for the external audit
  • Develop a people culture that is sensitive to the impact we have on the environment
  • Be present and guide you through the external and future assessment visits

Our practical hands-on approach means that we will always be at your side to help and advise you as the project progresses through to successful external audit. Post audit we can support on an ongoing basis to ensure continuous improvement and successful re-assessment.

We have a 100% track record of helping clients achieve ISO 14001 accreditation, so if you would like to discuss how implementing management standards can help your organisation please get in touch.

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