ISO 14001 Certification
What Is ISO 14001?
Environmental Management System
EMS ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) is an internationally recognized standard and provides best framework in setting up an environmental management system for any organization. It prescribes controls against those activities that can affect the environment. These include the natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption. It can also be used by any organization regardless of its activity, size and sector. It’s a voluntary standard. International corporations, retailers and Govt. regulatory authorities’ “code of conducts” requirements are derived from this standard, if any organization implements this, then it automatically fulfills the expectations of their customers and stakeholders. Basic objective is to implement this standard to develop a robust system to eliminate or reduce the environmental impacts.
ISO 14001:2015 is the current version of ISO 14001 standard, previously it was known as ISO 14001:2004 and it is a part of ISO family, ISO (the International Organization for the Standardization) is a non-profit organization and doesn’t conduct audits itself. Most of the countries have formed their own accreditation bodies to authorize the certification bodies, Accreditation and certification bodies charge their fee against their services. Accredited certificate issued by any accredited certification body is entirely accepted worldwide.
Benefits of ISO 14001:2015
- Improvement in overall performance & compliance
- Increased efficiency and cost saving
- Consistency in managing environmental obligations
- Enhance the soft image of the organization
- Effective utilization of resources
- Meet requirements of Higg Index, steps and others go green programs
- Reduction of costs associated with emissions, discharges, waste handling, transportation & disposal.
- Helpful to enroll as a vendor for Govt Organization
- Helpful to enroll as a vendor for retail stores
- Globally accepted standard
- Helpful in alluring new customers
- Helpful to retain the confidence of existing customers
- Acceptable for International organizations
- Get waiver in environmental audits
ISO 14001 Certification Process
After finalization of agreement with client, Quality Systems’ experts visit to client’s premises and conduct the complete gap analysis of existing system against the ISO 14001 standard and discuss the gap report to the management, identified gaps could be in documents, implementation, employee’s awareness, statuary and regulatory compliances. We commence work according to the agreed timelines as per final gap report and proceed for the audit once all the documentation, implementation, and other requirements are done. Our technical team provides complete assistance, support and cooperation throughout the process to make certification audit successful in first attempt.
An ISO 14001 certificate is not awarded once-and-for-all, it must be renewed before expiration of the certificate. After applying for the audit to the certification body they conduct the initial audits in two stages; First is stage one audit and next is stage two audit. After the successful conduction of audit, certification body issues the certificate with validity of one year till next yearly surveillance audit and in three years of certification cycle, certification body conducts two surveillance audits with one year of intervals. Basically, audit will be conducted every year in the period of three years. After completion of three years of audit cycle re-audit will be conducted to continue the process of certification.
Cost of ISO 14001 Certification
Charges of ISO 14001 certification can not be flat or same for every organization, please contact us in this regard.
Why Quality Systems
Quality Systems is working with the team of qualified and experienced consultants and trainers having vast industrial experience, most of our consultants are also lead auditors who are aware to the expectations of auditors from your management system during the audit. Quality systems is assisting across the world to implement and achieve the ISO 14001 certification. Our consultation methodology is highly professional, time bound and effective and we always add value to the business process of the client’s organization.
Our ISO 14001 complete package comprised on following segments such as training, implementation, consultation, gap analysis, documentation, internal audits, pre assessment, certification audit through world’s most recognized accredited certification body and post certification enhancement / maintenance services to enable your organization to get the best outcome of ISO 14001 EMS. Our services are globally accepted, authoritative and benchmarked in the field of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.