ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

What is ISO 14001

ISO 14001 was originally completed and published on September 1, 1996 and is the most widely recognized Environmental Management Standard. ISO 14001 supports an Organization to improve its environmental performance, fulfill its compliance obligations to the applicable legislation and achieve its environmental goals.

Understanding the organization and its context

This new concept relates to the factors and conditions affecting organizational operation e.g., regulation, governance and environmental conditions.

Environmental conditions are the elements of the environment which can be affected by the organization (air quality, water quality, land use, etc.), or those which can affect the organization (climate change, existing land contamination, etc.)

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 2004 is an environmental management standard that defines the environmental policy of an organization. This standard supports organizations to protect the environment, check pollution, and progress their overall environmental performance. ISO 14001 is a useful tool for an organization to step up from just maintaining regulatory compliance to an organization with improved productivity and improved competitive benefit.

ISO 14001:2004 identifies environmental necessities that the organization identifies as those which it can control and influence. It does not itself state exact environmental performance criteria. ISO 14001 is flexible – it is as applicable to both the small business and the multinational organization.

ISO 14001
Environmental Management System

The Benefits:

The benefits that can be gained from the implementation and certification against ISO 14001 are:

  • Improving environmental performance.
  • Significant economic and environmental benefits. These include the reduction of raw materials and resources, reduced energy consumption, reduced waste production while reducing disposal costs and, finally, improved process efficiency (related to productivity issues, waste, compliance with current legislation, bureaucracy, etc.).
  • Competitive advantage, as the environmental protection can improve the public image of the company and increase its market share.

New version of the Standard

Audits based on the previous version of the standard, ISO 14001:2004, ceased to be performed since 15/3/2018. Similarly, ISO 14001:2004 certificates will not be valid from 15/9/2018. Contact us to get informed about the changes required to update your certificate to the new version ISO 14001:2015.

Certification Process / Required Documents

The Organization interested to achieve certification against ISO 14001 Standard requirements contacts ISC Contact and fills in the certification application  Annex ISO 14001.

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