What is ISO 14001 Certification?
This International Standard specifies requirements for the Environmental Management System, which helps organizations to identify, prioritize, and manage environmental risks as part of normal business practices.
Who is an ISO 14001 User?
ISO 14001 is applicable throughout the organization regardless of magnitude and geographical location. This standard may be used by organizations / companies that wish to:
• Implement, maintain and improve its environmental management system.
• Proving to other parties the suitability of their environmental management system to the existing standards.
• Obtain ISO 14001 certificate.
Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 14001 certification provides a number of benefits to your company.
• Reduced costs; ISO 14001 demands commitment to continuous improvement. Such improvements will help the use of more efficient raw materials and reduce production / operational costs.
• Adhering to legal compliance; ISO 14001 helps in reducing the effort required for legal compliance arrangements and environmental risk management undertaken by the organization.
• Reduced system duplication; ISO 14001 can be combined with other management systems, becoming a single business system that reduces duplication and costs.
• Manage your reputation; ISO 14001 can help reduce risks associated with costs or risks that can damage the reputation of the organization, and build the organization's public image.
• Being a preferred supplier & adding competitive benefits; ISO 14001 enables organizations to cooperate with companies that are committed and environmentally-oriented.
• Ease of integration; ISO 14001-based management system - this standard is supported by the 'Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)' cycle that can be combined with other management systems.
Element of ISO 14001
ISO 14001 is developed from the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) that is principled on PDCA activities (Plan-Do-Check-Action), so that the main elements of EMS will follow the principles of PDCA, developed into 6 basic principles of EMS:
• Environmental policies and commitments
• Implementation and Operation
• Examination and corrective action
• Management review
• Continuous improvement.