​BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

Implementing a management system based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001 will help your organisation demonstrate your commitment to the Environment. The standard is a recognised specification for implementation of an effective Environmental Management System to enable organisations to manage risk and help aid compliance with all applicable legislation, as well as helping you to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for your employees and visitors alike.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for the environmental management of a business, prescribing controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption.

It sets out the requirements for an environmental management system, enabling organisations to put into place an environmental policy and objectives that take into account relevant legal and other requirements. The standard encompasses the environmental issues that the organisation can control or influence.


Certification to ISO 14001 demonstrates, internally and externally, a commitment to maintain or improve the way in which you manage environmental issues within your organisation. Other major benefits include:

  • ​Cost savings through improving efficiency and productivity and reducing waste. The standard can assist with legislative compliance, thereby reducing risks, which can bring down insurance costs.
  • Control reputational risk by demonstrating to employees, customers, shareholders and the general public, that you are committed to protecting the environment and have the appropriate control measures in place.

Why Seek Certification to ISO 14001

​Certification to ISO 14001 demonstrates that your company is commited to environmental issues and is proactively working to minimise its impact on the environment. (i.e. by producing less waste and energy and its use of natural resources). It will also bring you commercial advantages by enhancing the company's image. Many public and private sectors are now making ISO 9001 and 14001 a requirement for those that it works with. Certification to the standard will sharpen a company's competitive edge when tendering for work in these sectors or for applying for inclusion on Approved Suppliers Lists.

Continual Improvement is built into all management system standards therefore ISO 14001 drives environmental improvements on an on-going basis, leading to further cost savings and operational efficiency.  

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