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ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally accepted standard that provides a framework for managing environmental responsibilities and sets out the processes to implement an effective Environmental Management programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organisational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.

The standard is designed to address the balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; with the commitment of the entire organisation and with the integration of ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, your organisation can maintain profitability and reduce the environment impact.

  • 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 performance of the environmental management system.


ISO 14001 Requirements:

  • Context of the organisation
  • Leadership
  • Planning (Objectives and Risk & opportunities)
  • Support (Resources)
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvements

This means you can identify aspects of your business that impact on the environment and understand those environmental laws that are relevant to your organisation. The next step is to produce objectives for improvement and a management programme to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement. We can periodically assess your EMS for compliance to ISO 14001 Standard.


Benefits of ISO 14001:2015 Certification

As the environmental impact is becoming an increasingly important issue across the globe, with pressure to minimise the impact coming from a number of sources: local and national governments, regulators, trade associations, customers, employees, shareholders and stakeholder. Local pressures are also building up from a number of interested parties, such as: Consumer, Environmentalists and Non-Governmental Organisations.

The benefits of certification is to:

  • Better management of environmental risks, now and in the future
  • Shows an organisation’s commitment towards Environment and thus improve company image in the market
  • Increased access to new customers and business partners
  • Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance
  • Potential for reduced public liability insurance costs
  • Overall cost savings: in terms of consumption, waste and recycling
  • Increased in associates (customers, investors, administrations, insurers, etc.) confidence
  • Help organisations minimise their operations which directly affect the environment
  • Promote healthy environment for Workers in an organisation

How can we help your business obtain ISO 14001 Certification?

Quality Consulting Group can provide you with consultancy services , information, resources and training programmes your organisation needs to maintain a competitive edge and continually improve your Management Systems.

Key steps of implementing a management systems:

  • Conduct a gap analysis and diagnose your current position against the standard
  • Definition of certification scope
  • Develop and implement documented information identified in the gap analysis
  • Conduct Initial audit to verify the implementation of the basic structure of the Environmental Management System, key impacts, applicable legislation and regulation, etc.)
  • Implement a continual improvement methodology
  • Obtain certification to ISO 14001