Environmental Management System Certification
Environmental Management System Certification
ISO 14001 is internationally recognised as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard and is suitable for organisations of all sizes.
The ISO 14001 standard provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, pollution prevention, waste minimisation, as well as energy and materials consumption reduction.
In addition to implementing ISO 14001, many organisations choose to further improve their environmental performance management by enacting the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Organisations certified to ISO 14001 EMS demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. The certificate can significantly improve your bargaining position when taking part in public and private green procurement tenders. As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental and ecological issues, the ISO 14001 environmental management system certification helps your brand stand out as a responsible provider.
Companies that implement the ISO 14001 EMS aim to minimize wastage, from materials to energy consumption, throughout the supply chain and can thereby reduce cost.
Beyond demonstrating that your organisation is committed to sustainability, the global ISO 14001 EMS certification may also reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities.
TÜV SÜD provides ISO 14001 environmental management system certification services for organisations around the world and across industries.
Our international network enables us to serve organisations worldwide and certify their ISO 14001 compliance on a global scale. TÜV SÜD’s experts hold international and national accreditations to satisfy local requirements for ISO 14001 auditing exercises. In addition, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct that ensures complete independence. In addition to offering comprehensive evaluations and reports, we can provide you with our TÜV SÜD certification mark, which is globally recognised and synonymous with quality and safety.
For brands that wish to further enhance their environmental management credentials, we can also provide Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) compliance assessment.
ISO 14001 standard lays out the criteria for implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS). A certifiable EMS conforms to the regulations that define optimal environmental impact. An organisation that is ISO 14001 certified has set up operations compliant with the standard.
A good first step to take for your company’s ISO 14001 certification is choosing the right certification body. Ensure proper planning and implementation of the plan for environmental impact. Along with this, thorough and meticulous record-keeping and documentation will also earn you easy access to the certification. For more details, visit us at TÜV SÜD.
An ISO 14001 certification for EMS dictates the continuous improvement of the company’s environmental impact. A suitable EMS system can be implemented in keeping with the context of the company. Environmental aspects and the associated environmental impacts of the company’s operations must be studied.
The standard also considers all internal and external influencing factors, identified risks and threats. EMS is subject to continuous scrutiny. Criteria for the control of environment-related processes must be defined and followed. An evaluation of the environmental objectives is also part of the ISO 14001 standard requirements.
ISO 14001 includes design requirements to provide the standard a more holistic approach to EMS. From the design stage, each process lifecycle determines the impact the products and services create. By including design requirements, environmental consciousness will become indispensable for organisations.
No. The organisation is at liberty to provide information about environmental impact to its stakeholders as they ‘consider the need’.
The requirement to identify potential emergency situations is not removed. It is merely moved to the planning phase from the control phase.
Yes. Mandatory requirements, regulations, obligations, and voluntary requirements and commitments are equal under the EMS clauses.
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