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ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification & Auditing

Reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities and reduce costs by minimizing wastage throughout the supply chain

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
  • Energy and materials consumption reduction.

ISO 14001 Certification & Auditing ServicesISO 14001 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 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 ISO 14001 Certification

Certified organizations demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. 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

prepare for Certification

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


  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 ISO 14001 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 the environmental management system standard 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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