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ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 is an international Standard that specifies the requirements for a structured management approach to environmental protection.

Its purpose is to enable an organisation of any type or size to develop and implement a policy that is committed to environmental responsibility; such as resource sustainability, prevention of pollution, climate change mitigation and minimisation of environmental impact.

Why Environmental Management is Important

A management system which adopts ISO 14001 not only safeguards the organisation’s business strategies now and in the future, but also demonstrates to stakeholders a commitment to environmental performance improvement.

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification

  • Improved corporate citizenship and social responsibility within an environmental context
  • Demonstration of compliance to regulatory requirements
  • Demonstration of environmental management with the very recognisable “Five Tick” Standards Mark
  • Proactive risk management from environmental impact
  • Achieve long-term business strategies by safeguarding resource management
  • Competitive advantage and broadened market scope for contracts and tenders (especially government)
  • Encouragement of improved environmental performance through the supply chain.

ISO 14001:2015 is now available

The ISO 14001 Environment Management System - Requirements Standard has been significantly updated to meet current market best practice.

What are the main changes from ISO 14001:2004?

ISO 14001:2015 significantly differs from the 2004 edition, with:

  • More emphasis on leadership and commitment
  • A new structure to align management systems Standards
  • Increased importance on environmental management in strategic planning
  • More proactive requirements to protect the environment
  • Addition of improving environmental performance
  • Introduction of a communications strategy
  • Distinction of ‘lifecycle thinking’ when considering the environment.

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