Environmental Management System

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management Systems standard. It provides a framework that organisations can follow to manage their environmental responsibilities and risks.

 

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that helps manage environmental aspects, fulfil compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.

As a part of the ISO family of standards, ISO 14001 can easily be integrated with other management system standards, most commonly ISO 9001.

Best Practice is JAS-ANZ accredited to provide Certification to this standard.

STEP 1

Optional Gap Analysis

Performed by Best Practice, we evaluate your management system to each clause of the relevant standard. This will identify the level of compliance that your existing management system has.

Best Practice provides an assessment report outlining any faults in your management system that needs to be addressed prior to certification. 

STEP 2

Step 3

STEP 4

STEP 2

Stage 1 Assessment

The evaluation of your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation.

 

This sets the foundation for the stage two assessment. 

STEP 3

Stage 2 Assessment

 

Best Practice needs to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across your business.

 

We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business.

 

Your management system is assessed and verified as being implemented. 

STEP 4

Certification

Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.

This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.

 

Regular surveillance assessments will be performed at a minimum of once every 12 months to maintain your certification.

Why Choose Best Practice?

  • We are genuinely passionate and excited about helping customers not only get certified, but seeing them become more profitable, safe and efficient.

  • We pro-actively improve our own business so that we can help our customers improve their organisations

  • A fresh approach to ISO certification - we are honest and open and want to grow with you

  • Receive in-depth practical reports from assessors that add value to your business

  • Included world-class online ISO training for your entire team

  • We have our client's best interest at heart, and remain focused on improving the business itself, rather than just providing certification and simply walking away. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ISO 14001 standard?


ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management Systems standard. It provides a framework that organisations can follow to manage their environmental responsibilities and risks. ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that helps manage environmental aspects, fulfil compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities. As a part of the ISO family of standards, ISO 14001 can easily be integrated with other management system standards, most commonly ISO 9001. We are JAS-ANZ accredited to provide certification to this standard. Find out more on what ISO 14001 is with our Trade Secrets here.




How do I get ISO 14001 certified?


Best Practice is JAS-ANZ accredited to provide your organisation with ISO 14001:2015 certification. Stage One: Perform an ISO 14001 Initial Environmental Review & Gap Analysis Stage Two: Plan your ISO 14000 Project Stage Three: Train your organization on ISO 14001 Stage Four: Document your ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Stage Five: Implement your EMS and conduct business Stage Six: Audit your EMS Stage Seven: Registration Audit Options




What is the latest version of ISO 14001?


ISO 14001: 2015 is the latest version of ISO 14001, which has an increased emphasis on risk-based thinking in the context of environmental management in your organisation.




What are the ISO 14001 requirements?


ISO 14001 requires your organisation to take into account environmental concerns to minimise its footprint. This can be inside the organisation or extend to suppliers as well as the end deliverable. The ISO 14001:2015 requirements are broadly separated into 10 sections (called ISO 14001 clauses), with clauses one through three describing the standard and clauses four through to ten containing the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS): Context of the organisation (clause 4), Leadership (clause 5), Planning (clause 6), Support (clause 7), Operation (clause 8), Performance evaluation (Clause 9) and Improvement (clause 10). Clauses 1 through 3 include no requirements, but instead deal with the scope of the standard, normative references to understand the standard better, and terms and definitions used in the standard.




What is the purpose of getting IS0 14001 certified?


There’s no mandate for organisations to get ISO 14001 certification, however, more proactive organisations will see the value in getting certified to show their clients and suppliers they take environmental concerns seriously, as well as being able to bid on large tenders that often require organisations to be certified.




What is ISO 14001 training?


ISO 14001 training requires you to get an understanding of your organisation’s environmental impact, and aims to introduce your organisation to new ways to operate that ultimately minimise its footprint. You’ll learn new ways of monitoring and measuring environmental impacts, as well as management strategies to minimise your environmental impact.




How much does ISO 14001 cost?


We look at three key variables: the risk of the industry, the scope of your operations and how many people are involved/employed, and then tell you how much your ISO 14001 certification will cost, as the quote is dependent on these variables.




How long does ISO 14001 last for?


ISO 14001 certification lasts for three-years following your initial certification date.




What are the benefits of being ISO 14001 certified?


Being certified to ISO 14001 shows your stakeholders that you take environmental management seriously, which is topical in a modern business context, as well as enabling your organisation to bid on projects that it wasn’t previously able to such as large-scale, government or council tenders.




What are the steps to ISO 14001 certification?


1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO IEC 27001:2013. 2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation. 3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. 4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a 'Statement of Certification' is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.




How can I transfer my existing ISO 14001 certification?


You can transfer your current ISO 45001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote, and we’ll take the hassle out of transferring your ISO 14001 Certification.




What does it mean to be ISO 14001 certified?


Using ISO 14001:2015 has many benefits for organisations with environmental management systems (EMS). Organisations and businesses find that using the standard helps them: - Improve resource efficiency - Reduce waste - Drive down costs - Provide assurance that environmental impact is being measured - Gain competitive advantage in supply chain design - Increase new business opportunities - Meet legal obligations - Increase stakeholder and customer trust - Improve overall environmental impact - Manage environmental obligations with consistency





13 Items We Look For During Your Certification Assessment...

A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting Certified 

Here's the first three: 

  1. Your 'Why'

  2. Management Review

  3. Issues List

If you're looking for the rest simply download our free improvement plan below, designed to inform you on our approach to ISO Certification. 

How much does it cost to get ISO 14001 Certification?

Depending on the size of your organization and the industry you are in, will determine the overall cost of your certification.

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