Achieving ISO 14001 Accreditation

iso 14001 accreditation

Achieving iso 14001 accreditation is a major step for any company that wants to demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability. This standard provides an easy to implement framework that enables companies to reduce waste, cut energy usage and limit their carbon footprint.

The ISO 14001 family of standards focuses on developing an environmental management system (EMS) that helps organizations identify and address their impact on the environment, as well as comply with any regulatory requirements. The standard requires a comprehensive approach to managing the company’s EMS, including documentation, internal audits, and continual improvement.

Ensuring Environmental Excellence: The Importance of ISO 14001 Accreditation

Obtaining iso 14001 accreditation can take anywhere from a few months to over a year, depending on the size and complexity of the organization’s operations. This is because the process involves establishing an EMS, designing and implementing new procedures, recording them, training employees, conducting external audits, and monitoring instances of non-compliance.

The BSI audit team will stay in touch throughout the certification period, paying you regular visits to ensure that your system doesn’t just remain compliant but also continues to improve and add value to your business. You will have access to all essential information via the BSI Connect portal, available 24/7.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard that enables you to improve your environmental performance, meet policy commitments and objectives, and build trust with stakeholders. It’s a great way to enhance your corporate reputation as an environmentally responsible supplier and can significantly boost your bargaining power when bidding for public and private green procurement tenders.