Environmental Management System
ISO 14001 is a global standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The goal of the ISO 14001 standard is to give the top management of any organization a framework for managing environmental impacts.
Because of its generic nature and universal acceptance, ISO 14001 has the potential to affect the environmental management practices of virtually every manufacturing company in the world — its impact even extends beyond the industrial realm. Any company whose products, services or day-to-day activities have an impact on the environment needs to be aware of ISO 14001.
Like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 is a product of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 14001 is the world’s first generic, internationally recognized standard for environmental management. Of the group of ISO 14000 standards, ISO 14001 is the actual standard to which companies get registered. Experts are predicting that the impacts of this dynamic standard will transcend the vast popularity of the world-renowned ISO 9000 quality standard. ISO 14001 measures the conformance of an organization’s EMS to the specified requirements.
Benefits of ISO 14001 certification
- Compliance with legislative and other requirements by providing a systematic approach for meeting current and identifying future legislation.
- Helps you demonstrate conformance and that you are fulfilling policy commitments and making continual improvement against specific targets to meet overall objectives.
- Competitive edge over non-certified businesses when invited to tender.
- Improved management of environmental risk.
- Increased credibility that comes from independent assessment.
- Continual improvement which helps drive more efficient use of raw materials and enhanced performance leading to cost reductions.
- Shares common management system principles with ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 enabling integration of your quality, environmental and occupational health & safety management systems.