An environmental management system certified to ISO 14001 has the following advantages:
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.
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.
The certification procedure consists of a document inspection in advance and a subsequent on-site company audit. The certification is divided into six steps:
As part of the certification process, the requirements of an environmental management system set out in the standard are tested and assessed, including:
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