ISO 14001 is the most widely recognised environmental management system standard in the world and provides the framework organisations need to effectively reduce their impact on the environment with relevant sustainable practices.
Almost every type of business can benefit from becoming ISO 14001 accredited and no matter the sector, size or scale of the company, achieving certification to this standard has the potential to deliver significant benefits for the customers, employees and stakeholders.
At JR Consultants our experienced team work to provide the expert support and guidance needed to navigate through the complicated processes and paperwork of ISO 14001 in Hampshire to make it as fast, straight forward and efficient as possible.
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What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) which provides a robust framework for processes, operations, leadership and customer focus and works by assessing environmental issues relevant to operations.
Developed to address the many concerns around environmental issues, ISO 14001 works by improving the way that organisations manage their day-to-day operations in regards to the environment.
ISO 14001 does not have set levels, goals or expectations of environmental quality that must be adhered to but rather acts as a flexible framework to help manage self-determined environmental performance targets and comply with legal requirements.
What are the requirements of ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 requirements are made up of 10 ‘clauses’ which contain protocols, controls, procedures, measures and auditing methods. The first 3 have no requirements but consist of terms and definitions, the scope of the standard and the standard’s references which work to provide organisations with a better understanding of the standard and the associated terminology they might not be familiar with.
Clauses 4 to 10 of ISO 14001 contain requirements that businesses will need to implement, follow and set up in order to establish and manage their EMS. These clauses are;
- Clause 4 — Context of the company/organization
- Clause 5 — Leadership
- Clause 6 — Planning
- Clause 7 — Support
- Clause 8 — Operations
- Clause 9 — Performance Evaluation
- Clause 10 — Improvement
Some companies will already have many elements of the requirements in place, but it is the proper and thorough documentation of these processes, procedures and policies that is key to achieving ISO 14001 certification. This is where our ISO 14001 specialists in Hampshire can help, cutting through the jargon and working to make the process as efficient and seamless as possible.
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What are the benefits of achieving ISO 14001 certification?
Businesses that invest in securing ISO 14001 certification for their organisation can expect a number of practical, financial, environmental and social benefits in both the short and long term.
Organisations have found that environmental management also makes good financial sense, because it drives efficiency and leads to saving money.
Just some of the many advantages of ISO 14001 include:
- Clearly demonstrates your commitment to environmental sustainability
- Proactively manages and reduces environmental risks
- Ensures legal and regulatory compliance
- Drives efficiency which leads to cost savings
- Competitive advantage over non certified companies
- Provides access to new markets and tendering opportunities
- Valuable differentiator in the marketplace
- Reduction in wastage
- Demonstrate corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Boosts brand reputation
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It is not uncommon for some companies to rely on their internal resources and try to implement an ISO 14001 EMS themselves, but this can be a complex, time consuming and difficult process to execute without first-hand knowledge and experience.
At JR Consultants, our dedicated team of specialists provide bespoke ISO 14001 services in Hampshire to support companies on their path to certification, making the journey as efficient, straight forward and cost effective as possible.
If you would like to know more or have any questions about ISO 14001 then please get in touch and one of our advisors will be happy to help.
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