ISO 14001 FAQ

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1. What exactly is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 was designed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to help organisations minimise the harm they do to the environment. It provides a framework to help companies comply with international environmental law, and assists organisations in complying with legislation as it evolves in future.
2. How do we become registered?
Companies looking to achieve ISO 14001 certification must adhere to a framework of continually updated environmental policy guidelines. Adopted management systems must be flexible and capable of meeting all future environmental challenges. In this context, the process for accreditation includes the following areas:

  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental planning
  • Implementation and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Full management review
3. What is accredited registration?
Official ISO 14001 certification must be carried out by a qualified third party, not by the ISO itself. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) must accredit the assessment organisation that audits your company, or the certification you achieve may not be acceptable to your customers.
4. What are the benefits of ISO 9001 certification?
If your organization commits to ISO 14001 registration, you are signalling to your staff, clients and community that you are not only concerned with protecting the environment in the short term, but are also dedicated to working within the framework of all future international environmental rules. In addition cost savings can be achieved by reducing energy costs and waste.
5. What will it cost?
The price of achieving certification has dropped by 50% over the last five years. Government grants may also be available to cover up to half of the fees. Our payment plan option can also help you spread the cost over the medium to longer term, based on a fixed price quote we will give you for all the work involved in achieving accreditation.