Environmental Management System

Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001

Environmental Management System: ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to implement an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). BioLogiQ provides a full range of EMS and ISO 14001 services to minimize risk and liability, reduce cost and improve efficiency, productivity, profitability and reputation. ISO 14001 can give you a competitive edge but increasingly it is a minimum requirement to stay in consideration in the marketplace. As a result, often the question is no longer can a company afford to implement an environmental management system but can it afford not to. Take the decision to place sound environmental management at the heart of your operations now to achieve sustainable success.

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What are the benefits of ISO 14001?

  • Better environmental management reduces waste and energy use
  • Improve efficiency to cut the cost of running your business
  • Demonstrate compliance to expand your business opportunities
  • Meet legal obligations to win greater stakeholder and customer trust
  • Prepare for the changing business landscape confidently

 

Implementation of ISO 14001

A well-planned and effective implementation will enable your organisation to quickly recoup the associated costs and to go on realizing the cost savings associated with pollution prevention, minimization of energy and waste, improved regulatory compliance and a reduction in environmental liabilities associated with poorly managed activities. There are also the additional reputational benefits of third party verification of the quality of your environmental management processes which can help maintain existing business or obtain new clients. We can help you with any level of advice or assistance, from the development of specific system elements, individual requirements or training programs to a full system development and implementation.

 

What are the steps to certified environmental management?

 

1. Getting started

Contact us to discuss the best way to get started with ISO 14001 and discover how environmental management is the right choice for your business now and in the future. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place. It is designed to help businesses take their environmental responsibilities into consideration to boost commercial success while reducing the environmental impact of their activities. An ISO 14001 EMS provides the structured framework you need to meet legal requirements and growing customer expectations in relation to corporate responsibility.

 

2. Implementation

Plan for your future by applying ISO 14001 to your business. Work with us to build your environmental management system that cuts out waste, create new business opportunities and make your processes more effective. Effective environmental management becomes easier with buy-in from your whole business and every organisation, be it SME or multinational, is at a different stage with their environmental plans. This is is why we offer ISO 14001 packages customised for you. Your ISO 14001 package will include the right mix of services your business needs to get your environmental management started by addressing the tasks required and any specific challenges you face. Based on your tailored ISO 14001 Project Plan, we will work to adapt your existing systems, guiding you step by step through the implementation process.

 

Top tips for implementing ISO 14001

Top tips are as follows:

  • Get the commitment and support of senior management
  • Engage the whole business with good internal communications
  • Compare your existing system(s) with ISO 14001 requirements
  • Get customer and supplier feedback on current environmental management practices
  • Establish an implementation team to drive the project
  • Map out and share roles, responsibilities, action plans and timescales
  • Adapt the basic principles of environmental management to your specific business needs and characteristics
  • Motivate staff involvement with training and incentives
  • Share ISO 14001 knowledge and train motivated staff up as internal auditors
  • Regularly review your ISO 14001 system to make sure you are continually improving it.

 

3. Certification

ISO 14001 certification brands you as an environmentally responsible organisation. This gets you recognition and new business opportunities as it helps demonstrate your commitment to reducing your environmental impacts and meeting stakeholder expectations of sustainability. We make the ISO 14001 certification process simple – first you apply, then we appoint a consultant who will guide you and your organisation through the following steps:

Pre-certification audit. First we review your readiness for assessment by checking if all the necessary ISO 14001 procedures and controls have been developed. Where we find gaps, we work with you to close them. Once all requirements are in place, we then assess the implementation of the procedures and controls within your organization to ensure that they are effective as required for certification.

Certification and beyond. When you have passed the certification audit you will receive a ISO 14001 certificate which is valid for three years. Your environmental consultants will stay in touch during this time, making timely visits to review your system to maintain its effectiveness and exploit opportunities for improvement.

 

4. Maintaining and improving

You have your ISO 14001 certification and now you need to maintain and improve it. Access our resources which can help you get the most out of your ISO 14001 certification. For example, keep your skills relevant with our training courses. This together with support from your environmental consultants and timely reviews will help your organisation to stay compliant, competitive, and continually improving. Our ISO 14001 courses include the following:

 View details of Overview of ISO 14001 Environmental management system

  • Understand the requirements of ISO 14001
  • Learn how to develop your own environmental management system

 View details of Implementation of ISO 14001

  • Get equipped to develop your environmental management system
  • Deliver ISO 14001 certification

 View details of Auditing ISO 14001 Environmental management system

  • Take the next step in implementing your environmental management system
  • Create confidence in your management system
  • Become a qualified internal auditor

 

ISO 14001:2015

Your environmental consultants can help you prepare for direct certification to the new version of the standard or for an upgrade from an existing ISO 14001:2004 certification. We also provide training in the transition to ISO 14001:2015.

 View details of Making the Transition to ISO 14001:2015 NEW  IEMA approved

Evaluate and implement changes to improve your organisation’s EMS to meet the ISO 14001:2015 standard using the unique iemaSTS EMS Gap Analysis Tool. 

 Implementation of ISO 14001:2015 NEW

Learn how to implement the required changes to your ISO 14001 system. 

 

See all our Environmental courses

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Whether you’re starting the certification process, scoping out your environmental management system or just need to discuss options for your business, contact our expert team to guide you through the process.

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