ISO 14001 states that achieving balance between the environment, society, and the economy, is considered essential to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future. Sustainable development as a goal is achieved by balancing these three pillars.

Societal expectations for sustainable development, transparency, and accountability have evolved with increasingly stringent legislation, growing pressures on the environment from pollution, inefficient use of resources, improper waste management, degradation of ecosystems, and loss of biodiversity.

This has led organizations to adopt a systematic approach to environmental management by implementing Environmental Management Systems with the aim of contributing to the three environmental pillars of sustainability.

Certification Process for ISO 14001

  • ISO 14001 Overview Training
  • Create the Environmental Manual
  • Process Owner Awareness Training
  • Create the EMS Processes & Procedures
  • Identify & Classify Environmental Aspects
  • Identify & Control Compliance Obligations
  • Identify & Prepare for Potential Emergencies
  • Employee Awareness Training
  • Internal Audit & Management Review
  • Stage 1 & Stage 2 Registrar Audits

Examples of ISO 14001 Elements Include:

  • Document & Record Control                 
  • Risk Management
  • Training & Awareness
  • Infrastructure & Work Environment          
  • Leadership Commitment
  • Management of Change
  • Environmental Objectives
  • Identifying Environmental Aspects       
  • Controlling Significant Aspects
  • Controlling Hazardous Materials
  • Controlling Hazardous Waste
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Internal & External Communication         
  • Maintaining Compliance Obligations
  • Test Equipment Calibration
  • Controlling Contractors
  • Data Analysis & Evaluation
  • Corrective Actions
  • Internal Audits
  • Management Reviews
  • Continuous Improvement