ISO 14001 calls on organisations to proactively manage your environmental impact through a commitment to pollution prevention, legal compliance and continual improvement. Introduced in September 2015, ISO 14001:2015 is the latest version of the standard engaging top management to build Environmental Management Systems (EMS) into broader strategic objectives.
Environmental Management System certification to the ISO 14001 standard helps organisations demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving your environmental performance. An ISO 14001 certified EMS focuses on actively managing the adverse environmental effects of business operations through a systematic approach to complying with international environmental standards.
The standard has been subject to a comprehensive rewrite to ensure that its aims and purpose appropriately support the changing needs of today’s world and reflect the increasingly complex environment in which organisations operate.
ISO 14001:2015 focuses on high-level strategic direction, integrating environmental management principles into the structure of an organisation, linking your EMS to broader objectives with specific clauses relating to management engagement; policy; communication; documented information; performance and evaluation; and, management review.
Organisations certified to previous versions of the standard had until September 2018 to transition to the revised ISO 14001.
Benefits of ISO 14001
Environmental legislation compliance - ISO 14001 certification can help you comply with legislative requirements by providing a systematic approach for meeting current, and identifying future, legislation.
Increased credibility - Being independently assessed against ISO 14001:2015 increases your credibility and provides a competitive edge over non-certified businesses when invited to tender.
Risk management - Certification to ISO 14001:2015 can help you demonstrate you are managing environmental risks and are making continual improvements against specific targets.
Cost reduction - By promoting continual improvement against environmental objectives, ISO 14001 can help drive more efficient use of raw materials and enhanced performance leading to cost reductions.
Easily integrated - ISO 14001:2015 shares a common management system framework with other management system standards, such as ISO 9001 and ISO 45001, enabling easy integration with your quality, environmental and occupational health & safety management systems.
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If you are interested in gaining certification to ISO 14001, we can help. Lloyd's Register (LR) provides UKAS-accredited ISO 14001 certification, training and gap analysis services to meet the requirements of the international standard for environmental management systems.
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Experience - LR has been involved in the development of standards, assessment and certiﬁcation of Environmental Management Systems for more than 25 years.
Technical expertise - Our assessors are management systems experts qualified in environmental management who not only understand the potential efficiencies in forward-thinking initiatives but apply their knowledge to each particular organisation to guarantee measurable impact both today and the long-term.
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