BS EN ISO 14001
Environmental Management Systems
Compelling benefits for a company acquiring ISO 14001
Avoid pollution and reduces the use of natural resources, avoiding charges and fines
Reduces operational costs by improving energy use, avoiding inefficiencies and reducing waste
Shows your continuing commitment to reducing environmental impact
Demonstrates commitment to improving the environment
Would you like to know more?Find out what ISO can mean for your business and discover the 3 pathways that are available to get your company ready for an audit.
ISO 14001 – What is it all about ?
Protection of enviroment
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ISO Consultant Colin says…
Why would my business want approval against this standard ?
Many organisations now have environmental improvement targets in place. These targets can include the performance of their suppliers and sub-contractors. Hence your customer may be reliant on you gaining certification and improving your environmental impact.
Most environmental good practice is now backed by legislation, so if you aren’t compliant you risk being fined as indicated above. An ISO 14001 based environmental management system should put the controls in place to make sure this doesn’t happen, and ensure that your systems stay up to date with the latest legislation.
How long would it take to become approved ?
That depends on the activities completed in your business, and whether you are already complying with legislation. However, ISO Consultants can usually produce an Environmental Management System written around your business, audit it’s implementation to make sure it is compliant with ISO 14001 and get it through a UKAS approved certification with 8 days of our assistance. Implementation is usually most successful when completed over 6-8 weeks.
What must I need to do ?
In short, identify the areas of your activities which have a significant environmental impact and develop appropriate controls to reduce that impact. This tends to have three general areas of focus :
Waste. The removal of waste needs to follow strict guidelines and be well controlled.
Pollution. The aspects of your activities which may cause pollution needs to be identified and controls developed
Energy. Use needs to be under controlled and reduced where possible/feasible.
What is this likely to cost ?
Our fees are based on a day rate. The number of days are based on your activities, but are typically 6-8 days for a small business.
Certification by a UKAS approved body is likely to cost £ 4-5000 for a three year certificate.
Good management systems are always written around the unique nature of your business, so we will embrace and formalise your current best practice, as well as ensuring compliance in key areas that hold legal implications.
We currently offer the following routes in pursuing this set of ISO Standards
Each option is designed to help clients make ready for ISO auditing that will then lead to certification after successful and complete implementation of the standards. Face to face is more or less a complete management solution, whereas DIY ISO is for those who have the time and aptitude for hands on self progression towards standard implementation.