ISO 14001:2015 is a globally recognized standard that specifies the requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It defines the activities that can affect the environment. These activities include the handling and treatment of waste, use of natural resources, and energy consumption.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification is built for an organization that is looking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic way that also contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
An environmental management system enables the organization implementing it to achieve the intended outcomes that were set for it. These outcomes provide value to the organization, interested parties and more importantly the environment.
These outcomes should be consistent with the organization's environmental policy, and they should include:
ISO 14001 compliance certification for EMS can be achieved by any organization, regardless of its type, size or nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of the activities, products and services that the organization can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001 certification requirements do not state any specific environmental performance criteria.
EMS ISO 14001 certification requires the organization to have to streamline several activities and perform some tasks to implement the environmental management system. The first step is for the organization to evaluate the effect it has on the environment. Then, the organization needs to prioritize ways that might reduce their effect on the environment.
Next, the organization needs to identify the boundaries of their management system and document the procedures for implementing the requirements of ISO 14001 standards.
The organization should ensure that every process is in place and every step is documented to successfully acquire the ISO 14001 certification of EMS.
At Samarth Consultants, we provide the proper guidance to the organizations that are seeking to implement an ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system (EMS).
We help organizations in implementing the environmental management system while explaining the ways to discover and control the effects that the organization has on the environment.
We train the staff in cost-saving strategies that can be made through improved efficiency and productivity. We achieve these by detecting ways to minimalize waste and dispose of it more effectively while training the staff in how to use energy more efficiently.
The ISO 14001 certification is given after a successful audit by an accredited certification body.
To acquire the certification the organization needs to implement all of the strategies that are required for the ISO 14001 implementation.
Once these strategies are implemented, internal audits are needed to ensure that the system keeps on working. These audits are needed to ensure that the environmental policy and continual measuring against it are maintained properly. After all the steps are completed the accreditation body provides the organization with the ISO 14001 environmental management system certification.