ISO 14001

ISO 14001 Certification

Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification

Environmental Management System (EMS) Certification


What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is internationally recognised as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard and is suitable for organisations of all sizes. ISO 14001 EMS standard allows organisations to integrate environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, preventing pollution, minimising waste, and reducing energy and materials consumption.

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.

By achieving ISO 14001 certification, an organisation demonstrates to stakeholders its commitment to measure environmental impact and to strive for continuous improvement. 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).

Why is environmental management important?

Organisations 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 become increasingly aware of environmental and ecological issues, ISO 14001 certification helps your brand stand out as a responsible provider.

Companies implementing the ISO 14001 EMS aim to minimise wastage, from materials to energy consumption, throughout the supply chain, thereby reducing cost.

Beyond demonstrating that your organisation is committed to sustainability, ISO 14001 certification may also reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities. With the help of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liability fines, as well as reduce costs, improve staff morale and boost brand reputation.

TÜV SÜD is your partner for complete environmental management system compliance

TÜV SÜD provides ISO 14001 certification services for organisations worldwide and across industries.

Our international network enables us to serve organisations worldwide and certify their compliance with ISO 14001 globally. TÜV SÜD’s experts hold international and national accreditations to satisfy local requirements for combined auditing exercises and implementing ISO 14001.

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 enhance their environmental management credentials further, we can also provide Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) compliance assessment.


Although there are many potential advantages of ISO 14001, the most significant ones are that the ISO 14001 certification enables your organisation to:

  • Create and maintain an environmental management system within a defined, transparent framework adaptable to your company's requirements and goals.
  • Give people the ability to effectively monitor and measure environmental performance and a tool for improving environmental performance.
  • Assist in reducing waste production, pollution, and unintentional environmental discharges.
  • Improve your resource management, which could also mean cutting back on operating expenses for the company.
  • Better satisfy corporate requirements and legal compliance with environmental laws.



  • What is ISO 14001 compliance?

    The international standard ISO 14001 outlines the criteria for a successful environmental management system (EMS). Environmentally responsible businesses gain a competitive edge in domestic and international markets by becoming certified for their ISO 14001 EMS, which shows increased awareness of sustainable development.

  • How to get started with ISO 14001 certification?

    The following are the key steps in initiating ISO 14001 certification:

    • Become familiar with ISO 14001 objectives
    • Identify gaps against relevant requirements
    • Outline and implement necessary measures
    • Document effectiveness and compliance
  • What is ISO 14001 certification process?

    The steps for ISO 14001 certification in India are as follows:

    • Stage 1 audit: Readiness review
    • Stage 2 audit: On-site
      • Your organisation identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any nonconformances identified by the audit
      • Issuance of ISO 14001 certificate
      • Annual surveillance audit to maintain certificate


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