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ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)
What is ISO 14001?
Protect the environment, build customer trust and meet your legal obligations by implementing an ISO 14001 environmental management system within your business.
Protecting the environment is an important business issue. Many organisations now require their suppliers to have specific environmental management plans. Implementing ISO 14001 policies will enable you to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders that your business is committed to reducing its environmental impact.
The ISO 14001 standard provides you with an internationally recognised framework for setting up an environmental management system (EMS). Any organisation can use the standard to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and cut waste management costs.
ISO 14001 is the most important standard in the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards. The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has developed this series for businesses and other organisations looking to reduce their environmental impact.
Benefits of ISO 14001
Why SCP ?
Our team of vastly experienced business councilors, assessors and auditors take a practical, down to earth approach ensuring management system certification is achieved simply and efficiently.
Our clients are varied and are involved in all types of business activities including Healthcare, Manufacturing, Engineering, Construction, I.T., Distribution and other Services.
We achieve this by utilizing our highly trained, experienced staff, at SCP, we always ensure our clients are our top priority and that they are treated with professionalism and courtesy.
Why should you implement ISO 14001 in your organization?
The benefits of ISO 14001 cannot be overstated; companies large and small have used this standard to great effect, as mentioned above. Here are just a few of these benefits:
Improve your image and credibility – By assuring customers that you have a commitment to demonstrable management of your environmental impacts, you can enhance your image and market share through maintaining a good public image and improved community relations.
Improve cost control – One improvement that all companies are looking for is reduction of costs. The EMS can help with this by conserving energy and input materials, while reducing incidents for which a company can incur liability costs and improved environmental controls can help to obtain insurance at reduced costs to the company.
Use evidence-based decision making – By ensuring that you are using accurate data to make your decisions on what to improve, you can greatly increase the chances that your improvements will be successful the first time rather than having several unsuccessful attempts. By using this data to track your progress you can correct these improvement initiatives before they have gone “off the rails,” which can save costs and time.
Create a culture of continual improvement – With continual improvement, you can work toward better processes and reduced environmental impacts in a systematic way in order to improve your public image and potentially reduce your costs, as identified above. When a culture of improvement is created, people are always looking for ways to make their processes better, which makes maintaining the EMS easier.
Engage your people – Given a choice between working for a company that shows care and concern for the environment around it and one that does not, most people would prefer the first company. By engaging your employees in a group effort to reduce your environmental footprint you can increase employee focus and retention.
3 simple steps to apply for Certification
Complete a Quote Request Form so that we can understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define your scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
Once you’ve agreed your proposal, we will contact you to book your assessment with an SCP Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by SCP. You will receive both a hard and soft copy of the certificate. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.
To implement ISO 14001 successfully, your organization should
- Gain commitment and support from senior management
- Engage everyone in the business with effective internal communication
- Compare your existing quality systems with ISO 14001 requirements
- Get customer and supplier feedback on your current environmental management
- Establish an implementation team to deliver the best results
- Map out and share roles, responsibilities and timescales
- Adapt the basic principles of environmental management to your business
- Encourage employee involvement by offering training and incentives
- Share ISO 14001 knowledge and encourage employees to train as internal auditors
- Regularly review your ISO 14001 system to ensure continuous improvement.