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ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

The ISO 14001 Environment Management System (EMS) standard is an internationally recognised environmental management standard which was first published in 1996. It is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long term environmental impacts of an organisation’s products, services and processes. Certification Asia is accredited to certify your environmental management system to the ISO 14001 standard. ISO 14001 is part of the ISO 14000 series and forms the cornerstone of the family of standards. ISO 14001 environmental certification provides a framework for environmental management best practices to help organisations:
  • Minimise their environmental footprint
  • Diminish the risk of pollution incidents
  • Provides operational improvements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation
  • Develop their business in a sustainable manner
  • What is ISO 14001?

    ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. The ISO 14001 standard is based on the typical ISO Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

    ISO 14001 summary

    The ISO 14001 EMS certification requires a company to have the following ISO 14001 compliant documents, procedures, processes and policies including;
  • Environmental Manual
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Aspect and Impact procedure
  • Environmental Legal and other requirements procedure
  • Environmental Objectives, Targets and programmes
  • Adequate resources to maintain the EMS
  • Communication, documentation and record procedures
  • Environmental Compliance and Internal audit procedures
  • ISO 14001 operational control and emergency procedures
  • Environmental monitoring
  • ISO 14001 non conformity, corrective & preventative action
  • EMS Management Review
  • ISO 14001 certification

    An organisation must comply with the various clauses of the ISO 14001 standard to gain certification for their environmental management system (EMS). A company must develop policies, protocols and procedures to ensure that its impacts on the environment are kept to a minimum.

    Benefits of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification

    By completing ISO 14001 certification your organisation can assure stakeholders that your environmental management system (EMS) meets international industry specific environmental standards. Every company large and small; industrial, manufacturing, services, or trade related had an impact on the environment and can therefore benefit from ISO 14001 certification.

    Key benefits of the ISO 14001 standard include:
    Identify cost savings with greater emphasis on resource, waste and energy management
  • Develop the corporate image and credibility
  • Quantify, monitor and control the impact of operations on the environment, now and in the future
  • Ensure legislative awareness and compliance
  • Improve environmental performance of supply chain
  • Protect the company, assets, shareholders and directors
  • Potentially decrease public liability insurance costs for your organisation
  • Grow your access to business partners and potential customers
  • ISO 14001 Certification

    The ISO 14001 certification process requires a company to undergo a two stage ISO 14001 audit process of its Environmental Management System (EMS);
  • ISO 14001 Stage 1 (Pre-assessment)
  • ISO 14001 Stage 2 (Certification)

  • ISO 14001 Stage 1 is completed on site to determine if your system has met the minimum requirements of the standard and is capable of being audited.

    ISO 14001 Stage 2 (once stage one is completed and you have made any necessary changes) is an audit of the effectiveness of the system. Both stages must be completed to become certified.

    An ISO 14001 certificate lasts for 3 years and a company needs to undergo surveillance visit audits annually to maintain their EMS 14001 certification.

    After each stage, the Lead Auditor will prepare and deliver a comprehensive written audit report detailing the findings of the assessment. On successful completion of stages one and two the auditor will recommend to our CAAC Certification Manager with the detailed report. The Certification Manager will review your file to ensure that the recommendations have been made in an impartial, fair and competent manner, then the company will be informed of its status.

    Once your organisations pass both stages you will be officially certified to ISO 14001

    Contact us

    For more information about this services and CAAC certified Inspection body & Consultants, contact us directly by email certification@certificationasia.com
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