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ISO 14001 Certification & Auditing

Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement & reduced environmental impact

A FramEwork for Environmental ManagEment

The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use standard is internationally recognized as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard and is suitable for organizations of all sizes. The standard provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, pollution prevention, waste minimization, as well as energy and materials consumption reduction. It is relevant to all organizations, regardless of their size, location, or industry and can help these businesses save money by reducing their water and energy consumption and by limiting what waste is sent to local landfills.

The circular economy principle and the ISO 14001 standard are both based on waste reduction and a company's environmental impact. A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, re-manufacturing and recycling to create a closed system, minimizing the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and emissions.

ISO 14001:2015 Standard Requirements

  • Leadership demonstrates commitment to environmental management
  • Plans must consider the organization’s context and interested parties
  • Environmental impact of the product life cycle must be considered
  • Organization must be commit ted to continual EMS improvement
  • Communications strategy allows idea sharing for EMS improvement
  • Organization must control or influence outsourced processes

BENEFITS OF ACHIEVING ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION

Organizations certified to ISO 14001 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, certification helps your brand stand out as a responsible provider.

Companies that implement an environmental management system aim to minimize wastage, from materials to energy consumption, throughout the supply chain and can thereby reduce cost. Beyond demonstrating that your organization is committed to sustainability, certification may also reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities.

Reducing Risk

  • Environmental legal liability
  • Accident and environmental damage

Cost Reduction

  • Insurance premiums
  • Disposal costs
  • Permitting fees

Competitive Edge

  • Green marketing – improved image of your organization
  • Address global regulatory barriers
  • Strategic investment now vs. expense later
  • Demonstrates leadership

How to Get Started

  • Upskilling - Become familiar with ISO 14001 objectives and requirements
  • Gap Analysis - Identify gaps against ISO 14001 requirements
  • Implementation - Outline and implement measures to comply with ISO 14001 requirements
  • Documentation - Record measures and key performance indicators to document effectiveness and compliance

ISO 14001 Certification Process

  1. Conduct a pre-audit to determine if your organization already fulfills the requirements for ISO 14001 and identify areas for improvement.
  2. Stage 1 - site visit by our auditors to verify the profile submitted during your application and determine your readiness for Stage 2.
  3. Stage 2 - on-site audit by TÜV SÜD auditors.
  4. Propose and implement corrective actions, if any.
  5. Receive your ISO 14001 audit report and certificate from committee.

    Our Certification Services

    TÜV SÜD provides ISO 14001 certification services for organizations around the world and across industries. Our international network enables us to serve organizations worldwide and certify their compliance to ISO 14001 on a global scale. Our experts hold international and national accreditations to satisfy local requirements for combined 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 recognized and synonymous with quality and safety.

     

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