ISO 14001 – environmental
Environmental Management Systems – Specification with Guidance for Use
ISO 14001 provides requirements for environmental management systems (EMS). The intent of a formal environmental management system is to minimize your company’s negative impact on the environment and accentuate the positive environmental impact through EMS controls and continual improvement. While many companies pursue ISO 14001 certification as a stand-alone certification to demonstrate a more eco-friendly approach to business, some companies will seek ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certification together with a combined Integrated Management System.
Core Business Solutions offers consulting assistance to get you to ISO 14001:2015 compliance. Many companies don’t need to be “certified” to the standard but just demonstrate “compliance”. You can market your commitment to proactively caring for the environmental as a point of differentiation for your business.
The purpose of the ISO 14001:2015 standard is to help companies in any industry protect the environment, prevent pollution and improve their environmental performance. The approach to continual improvement is similar to other standards such as ISO 9001, but its focus is on environmental aspects and impacts of the business.
There are five key focus areas in the ISO 14001 standard:
Implementation and Operation
Checking and Corrective Action
Consulting Support for ISO 14001
Core Business Solutions has qualified ISO 14001 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the ISO 14001 standard is available through our Full-Service Consulting Program. Our ISO 14001 clients include:
Small businesses currently ISO 9001:2015 certified seeking to add the ISO 14001:2015 certification through an Integrated Management System.
Small businesses with no certification seeking ISO 14001:2015 qualification.