Environmental Management System Certification
Improve environmental performance and meet policy commitments and objectives.
Reducing Environmental impacts and ensuring meeting legal requirements
Certification of your environmental management system demonstrates increased awareness of sustainable development and gives environmentally credible companies a competitive edge in national and international markets.
ISO 14001 provides a clear management framework to reduce your environmental impacts and to ensure you meet legal requirements and build stakeholder trust. The standard provides your organization with a systematic approach to planning, implementing and managing an environmental management system.
ISO 14001 certification can help your organization achieve its environmental management objectives by increasing operational control and better integrating environmental considerations into business strategy. Environmental Management System audits can help your organization gain a competitive advantage and enhance its reputation by improving the environmental impact of all areas of business.
Benefits of becoming certified
The potential benefits of ISO 14001 are numerous, but the most significant and tangible ones are that the standard enables your organisation to:
- Build and operate an environmental management system within a well-defined and clear framework, which at the same time is flexible to your own business needs and expectations.
- Provide a tool for environmental performance improvement and the means to effectively monitor and measure environmental performance.
- Facilitate reductions in pollution, waste generation and unintended discharges to the environment. This includes impacts related to the product, taking into consideration a life cycle perspective.
- Improve your resource management, including use of energy, which also may imply a reduction in the cost of running your business.
- Better meet environmental legal compliance and corporate requirements.
Improved environmental management
Reduce your resource use, improve the overall efficiency of your business and keep the larger impact of your operations to an absolute minimum.
Reduced operating costs
Achieving efficiencies in energy and water usage and through waste minimization means money saved.
Improved stakeholder relationships
If you are attempting to expand your business into new territories, certification is the best way to demonstrate to potential customers that you’re taking proactive steps to be responsible.
Understand how statutory and regulatory requirements impact your organization and its customers.
What is ISO 14001 ?
ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) and the most widely used EMS in the world, with over 360,000 ISO 14001 certificates issued globally.
ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. This helps to control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.
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 WECERT 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 WECERT. 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.