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What is ISO 14001?
Designed to help organisations minimise the harm they do to the environment, comply with international environmental law and commit to continually improving upon these processes, ISO 14001 is the environmental management standard published and maintained by the International Organisation for Standardisation (IS0). The ISO 14001 helps companies develop a framework in which they can implement their own environmental management system.
What are the benefits of ISO 14001?
This standard is widely admired and respected for the significant difference it has made in protecting the environment within which it is implemented. Developed from a framework set of environmental management standards produced at the first Earth Summit in Rio in Brazil in 1992, it is now used by nearly a quarter of a million organisations across the globe.
By investing in ISO 14001, you are making a clear statement to staff, customers and the wider business community that you are committed to protecting the environment in the short term and willing to work within the guidelines of international environmental law in the future. Those who have invested in ISO 14001 have reported clear benefits to their businesses, both in terms of enhancing their financial situation by reducing waste and energy costs but also helping them to streamline their daily operations where environmental issues are concerned. Generally, customers and staff respond extremely favourably to ISO 14001 certification.
How do you go about fulfilling the elements of ISO 14001?
The ISO 14001 standard is made up of the following elements, based on the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ management methodology:
- Plan: establish the objectives and processes required
- Do: implement the processes
- Check: measure and monitor the processes and report the results
- Act: act to improve performance based on these results
The process above can be further broken down into stages, which cover environmental policy, environmental planning, implementation and operation, checking and corrective action and management review. Organisations wishing to achieve ISO 14001 must adhere to continual improvement process, so the adopted systems can be constantly updated to meet future environmental challenges.
How do we achieve ISO 14001 certification?
For the issued ISO 14001 certificate to be of any value, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) must accredit the assessment body.
Only assessment bodies accredited by UKAS can include the "tick and crown" symbol in their logo. You may be offered unaccredited certification, or even ISO 14001 certification accredited by bodies other than UKAS. Often such services promise very attractive prices for 'fast track' certification, however it is possible that these types of certificates may not be acceptable to your customers.
... introducing ISO 14001 means we have reduced our environmental impact and saved money by reducing scrap and increasing recycling ...Davley Fabrications
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