ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard specifying the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS).
ISO 14001 focuses on controlling an organisations environmental aspects and the way company activities, products and services interact with the environment.
Organisations set out their intentions, adhere to procedures and record their efforts to demonstrate compliance and improvement. Objectives set must be implemented to improve an organisations environmental performance.
The fundamental commitments required in ISO 14001 help drive improvements in overall performance; an environmental policy, prevention of pollution, compliance with legislation, and continual improvement of the EMS.
Organisations are required to identify applicable legal, statutory and related requirements. It is particularly important to identify how the legislation affects you so that compliance measures can be adopted and periodically evaluated ensuring requirements are understood by employees and implemented effectively.
ISO 14001 is accompanied by ISO 14004, Environmental Management systems – General Guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques. This standard covers issues such as the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a Management system and discusses the principle issues involved.