ISO 14001 Certification
Demonstrating Your Commitment to the Environment
The appropriate management of environmental issues positively impacts economic gain and compliance with statutory and legal license environmental discharge requirements. Further to this, care for the environment improves the image of your company.
Proof of a responsible approach is fast becoming a key purchase criterion. Environmentally conscious clients prefer to do business with like-minded companies, i.e. those who demonstrate their commitment through internationally recognised standards such as the ISO 14000 series.
What is ISO 14001 Certification?
ISO 14001 is part of a series of international standards applicable to any organisation. Otherwise known as AS/NZS ISO 14001 throughout Australia and New Zealand, it is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. ISO 14001 specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects and impacts of the operations of an organisation and how to manage and improve the system as a whole.
Key Steps In Our Certification Process Are:
- Definition of certification scope;
- Pre-audit (optional): gap analysis and diagnosis of your current position against the standard;
- Certification audit performed in 2 stages:
Stage 1 – readiness review performed to verify that the organisation is ready for certification
Stage 2 – evaluation of implementation, including the effectiveness of the management system of the organisation
- A certificate valid for 3 years is issued upon satisfactory results of stage 2 audit;
- Surveillance audits to verify that the management system continues to fulfill the requirements of the standard and monitor for continual improvement;
- Re-certification after 3 years to confirm the continued conformance and effectiveness of the management system as a whole.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Does ISO 14001 apply to all industries?
Yes, all businesses impact the environment one way or another.
Can Bureau Veritas provide combined certifications?
Yes. Bureau Veritas provide integrated audits across Quality, Safety, Environment to name a few. These are all customised based on your businesses needs.
Do I still get an accredited certificate?
Yes, the approach is fully in line with accreditation requirements
What primary areas are covered by ISO 14001?
- Formal license and legal requirements
- Environmental policy
- Roles and responsibilities
- Identification of voluntary environmental aspects
- Document and records control
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Monitoring and measurement, control of non-conformances