Advantages of certification to ISO 14001 EMS

An environmental management system certified to ISO 14001 has the following advantages:

  • Internationally recognized
  • Competitive advantages
  • Legal certainty
  • Identification of any error sources and risks for environmental protection
  • Building of environmental consciousness in the company
  • Continuous improvement of the environmental management system and environmental performance
  • Cost savings

How long is the certification valid?

The company certificate is valid for three years and must be confirmed every year by a monitoring audit. A recertification is performed after three years.

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Design your environmental management processes in a sustainable manner and uncover any weaknesses. With the ISO 14001 certification, you demonstrate that your company works in a sustainable way.

Every organization benefits from ISO 14001 certification – regardless of size. The internationally recognized and accepted certificate shows the public, contractual partners and customers in equal measure that your company takes environmental protection seriously.

The requirements of an environmental management system are defined in the ISO 14001 standard. The aim is to continuously improve the environmental performance of organizations and companies, comply with legal and other obligations and thus achieve environmental objectives. Everything is incorporated in the standard – from planning to monitoring and improvement. The requirements apply to companies and organizations of every kind and size, as well as to different geographical, cultural, social or ecological conditions.

Process of certification to ISO 14001 EMS

The certification procedure consists of a document inspection in advance and a subsequent on-site company audit. The certification is divided into six steps:

  • On-site readiness assessment
  • Documentation check
  • Certification audit
  • Awarding of certificate
  • Monitoring audit
  • Re-certification

What is tested and evaluated?

As part of the certification process, the requirements of an environmental management system set out in the standard are tested and assessed, including:

  • Context of the organization with specification of application area
  • Environmental policy
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operational realization
  • Assessment of performance
  • Improvement
  • QMS 9001 Internal Auditor
  • QMS 9001 Lead Auditor
  • EMS 14001 Internal Auditor
  • EMS 14001 Lead Auditor
  • OHSMS 45001 Internal Auditor
  • OHSMS 45001 Lead Auditor
  • MD QMS 9001 Internal Auditor
  • BCMS ISO 22301 Internal Auditor
  • EnMS ISO 50001 Lead Auditor
  • FSMS ISO 22000 Lead Auditor
  • IATF 16949 Automotive QMS Lead Auditor
  • ISMS ISO 27001 Internal Auditor

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