ISO 14001 Environmental Management (EMS) certification
Improve your environmental performance whilst cutting costs.
- Maximise business performance whilst minimising impact on the environment
- The fastest growing certification – don’t miss out
- Win new clients by demonstrating your green credentials
- ISOQAR is one of the world’s largest UKAS accredited certification bodies
- Completely transparent, simplified approach with no hidden fees
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What is ISO 14001?
You naturally want to maximise the success of your business – brand awareness, revenue and profits. At the same time, you want to minimise your impact on the environment.
If you use the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) standard as a framework, you will be well placed to achieve these apparently conflicting objectives.
ISO 14001:2015 (normally just known as ISO 14001) is the international standard for Environmental Management Systems. It supports your efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption and limit your environmental impact. It also helps you meet increasingly stringent environmental legal requirements.
If you’re concerned that implementing an EMS makes you less competitive, then don’t be. The standard takes a sensible approach to balancing environmental and commercial objectives and ultimately, if done right, the impact is positive all round.
An effective EMS helps you achieve your legal, ethical and financial goals, giving you a competitive edge and contributing to the sustainability of the environment and your organisation. In short, ISO 14001 certification makes good business sense.
Why choose ISO 14001?
Cost savings through improving efficiency, productivity and reducing waste. It assists legislative compliance which reduces risk and can reduce insurance costs.
Control reputational risk by demonstrating that you are committed to protecting the environment and have the appropriate control measures in place.
Enables management of environmental performance by identifying and controlling environmental impact. This can be measured on an ongoing basis for further improvements.
Make sure your certificate is UKAS accredited
Not all certificates are equal. You need to make sure your certificate is issued by a body that has been accredited by the government-recognised United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
A UKAS accredited certification body like ISOQAR undergoes regular rigorous inspections by UKAS to check we are operating to the highest standards.
This means that when you hold a certificate from a UKAS accredited body, you can be sure it’s more meaningful. Certificates that are issued by bodies which are not UKAS accredited are often not accepted.
UKAS accredited certificates are accepted across the world as evidence that you meet global standards of best practice.
Why Choose ISOQAR for your ISO Certification?
60% of customers have benefited from an increase in revenue due to having certification with ISOQAR
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What our clients say about Alcumus ISOQAR
“ISOQAR’s ability to prioritise their customers’ needs is very refreshing.”
Nichol Maher - Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Chubb Systems
“Gaining ISO 27001 certification has strengthened business resilience for our clients not just from a technical standpoint, but from a financial perspective too.”
Phil Robinson - Managing Director - Prism Infosec
“ISOQAR audits are very thorough and the reports issued are clear and easy to follow.”
Edward Gee - Technical and Compliance Director - Platinum
"Having worked with a large number of their trainers, the high standards of training are institutionalised rather than being down to the individual auditors, and hence Alcumus have been listed as our ISO training organisation of choice."
Cam Pulham - Oil Spill Response
Have a question?
ISO 14001 FAQs
You don’t need to be an expert. All you need to do is understand your business and the impact you’re your activities have on the environment. If you follow the logical approach of ISO 14001, it will be quite straightforward. You should also check out our ISO 14001 webcast, the Guide to the Requirements of ISO 14001 and perhaps book yourself on a one day ISO 14001 Foundation Course. Of course, you can always use the services of an independent consultant from the ISOQAR Associate Network.
Far from it. There are many small businesses of fewer than five people with ISO 14001 certification. It’s a great marketing tool to make you stand out from the crowd and of course to help you win more business and grow.
Absolutely. If you have more than one ISO management system, or are thinking of adding another standard such as ISO 45001, you should look at combining them into an Integrated Management System (IMS).
You can share elements of the standards, like the Management Review, so that you can kill two birds with one stone. Your certification body can also audit integrated management systems at the same time, saving time and money.
The ISO 50001 Energy Managment System is focused purely on improving energy performance and reducing its use. Like ISO 14001, it plays its part in tackling climate change and contributing to the sustainability agenda. It can help you reduce your costs.
There is some overlap between ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 given that energy use is obviously a major contributor to your overall environmental performance. But that’s the limit for ISO 50001 – its focus is on energy and nothing more, whereas ISO 14001 looks at every single ‘aspect’ of your operations – that is, everything that you do that impacts on the environment. ISO 50001 however does go into considerably more depth and if your organisation is a big energy consumer, you should definitely consider it.