ISO 14001 is recognized as an environmental management system standard suitable for large and small organizations. Based on the Plan-Do-Check- Act methodology, it provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, preventing pollution, minimizing waste, and reducing energy and materials consumption.
An ISO 14001 Environmental Management System integrates environmental management into a organization's daily operations, long term planning and other management systems, including ISO 9001, ISO 50001. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is applicable to any organization that wishes to implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system, as well as to demonstrate conformance and compliance with environmental laws and regulations. To develop an effective EMS, an organization has to assess its environmental impacts, set targets to reduce the impacts, and plan how to achieve them.
Beyond demonstrating your organisation is a responsible corporate citizen, certification may significantly reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liability fines. Companies that implement the system reduce costs and improve company-wide morale, while increasing the marketability of their brand.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System can also help organizations in many ways.
- Identify, manage and assess legal, environmental issues or impact for compliance
- Determine the requirements to develop environmental policies, objectives and strategy
- Reduce costs by utilizing raw materials and resources more efficiently
- Maintain or build brand or organizational image with community and environmental groups, as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen
- Enhance employee awareness about environment issues, and the impact of their jobs on activities, products and services of the organization
As an internationally accredited Certification Body for various management systems, TÜV SÜD’s certificates are accepted and recognised globally. We also offer IRCA certified auditor and lead auditor training courses for the ISO 14001 environmental management system to better equip your company for the challenges of implementation, certification and continuous improvement.
TÜV SÜD is accredited by DAkkS and other European Accreditation Bodies under the European co-operation for Accreditation Multilateral Agreement (EA MLA), and by ANAB (U.S.) and JAS-ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) under the International Accreditation Forum Multilateral Agreement (IAF-MLA). This ensures that ISO 14001 certification is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to international guidelines and standards. Leveraging TÜV SÜD as your certification partner not only allows your company to lean on our experience and know-how but also lends your brand the distinction of the TÜV SÜD certification mark.
Our international network of subsidiaries on every continent enables us to serve organisations worldwide and certify their compliance to ISO 14001 on a global scale. TÜV SÜD’s experts hold various international and national accreditations to satisfy local requirements for combined auditing exercises. In addition, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct that assures both you and your customers of our complete independence and professionalism.