ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard that supports businesses to achieve sustainability, comply with environmental legislation and reduce waste and costs. The standard provides a framework for considering your organization’s impact on the environment from procurement through to the delivery of products and services. It also requires you to evaluate your emergency planning, community relations, and customer expectations.
Business benefits of Implementing ISO 14001
ISO 14001 requires that your environmental management system complies with relevant legislation, and that you communicate your legal responsibilities to the workforce and interested parties.
- Tighter compliance to environmental legislation.
- Reduced risk of fines and prosecutions.
- The potential for fewer visits from the Environment Agency and lower insurance premiums.
- Monitoring compliance allows you to respond proactively to potential issues and changes in legislation.
Achieving ISO 14001certification demonstrates that your organization prioritizes sustainability. It provides evidence that you have best practice policies and procedures in place and that you are committed to continual improvement.
- Boosts reputation and increase stakeholder satisfaction.
- Competitive advantage in new and existing markets.
- Increased customer loyalty.
Our Consulting Approach for ISO 14001:2015
The ISO 14001 standard outlines the requirements for organizations to establish, implement, maintain, and improve an Environmental Management System to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001 is the second largest of all ISO standards, based on the number of certificates issued worldwide which currently stands at almost 350,000.
While certain organizations may have a larger impact on the environment than others, ISO 14001 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature. It applies to the environmental aspects of the activities, products, and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective.
Achieving ISO 14001certification tells your customers and stakeholders that you are an environmentally responsible and resilient business.
Understanding and meeting the standard’s requirements can be a daunting task. However, with the support of IIEMS’s qualified ISO 14001 lead auditors, the process is straightforward and structured. We can help you to assess your current systems against the requirements of ISO !4001 standard and put the necessary measures in place to meet the standard’s requirements.