What is ISO 14001 certification?
ISO 14001 is a globally recognised standard that supports organisations in managing their Environmental controls. It can be applied to companies of all sizes in the private sector, as well as universities, charities, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.
Achieving UKAS-accredited certification to ISO 14001 provides independent assurance to your existing and potential customers and other interested parties that you have appropriate Environmental Management controls in place. It can also give you that vital edge over your competitors.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
Win more business
Certification can be a key differentiator or a condition to supply, opening the doors to more opportunities and increased sales.
Reduce Operating Costs
Achieving efficiencies in energy and water usage and through waste minimization means money saved.
Proven Green credentials
Independent verification against a globally recognized industry standard speaks volumes.
Improved environmental management
Reduce your resource use, improve the overall efficiency of your business and keep the larger impact of your operations to an absolute minimum.
Reassure customers & stakeholders
Certification is the best way to demonstrate to existing and potential customers that you’re taking proactive steps to be responsible.
Ensuring your legislative compliance
ISO 14001 provides a specific framework for implementing relevant sustainable practices and ensuring legislative compliance.
Our ISO 14001 certification lifecycle
We compare your current processes against environmental best practice
We project manage your implementation, developing key documentation and providing consultancy support
We liaise with the external ISO assessors to organise the assessment and support you through the certification process
Following certification, we help you to maintain and improve your system to ensure continued compliance
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Teamwork has been solving compliance challenges for a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large international corporates. Our team of professionals includes CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS, NEBOSH and CMIOSH qualified consultants.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to develop an environmental management system and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base.
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for best practices with multiple standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standard
Frequently asked questions
The time it takes to implement an ISO 14001-compliant EMS can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, but it typically takes between 4 – 6 months.
We have a 100% success rate guiding our clients through ISO 14001 certification, however, it’s important to note that the certification we support you through is carried by an entirely separate, accredited certification body and by its nature is not something we can ever guarantee. We believe that this gives you a level of compliance that is second to none.
We can help you at every step of the way, firstly by conducting a gap analysis of your current environmental management practices, then by developing a customised implementation plan, providing training and support to your staff, and finally by helping you navigate the certification process.
The key requirements for ISO 14001 certification include establishing and maintaining an environmental management system (EMS), conducting regular environmental impact and aspect assessments, implementing appropriate environmental controls, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of the ISMS including undergoing regular internal and external audits.
We stay up to date with the latest ISO standards and best practices by maintaining active involvement in industry associations and participating in ongoing training and education programs. We also regularly review updates and revisions to the standard to ensure our clients are always receiving the most current guidance and advice.
For a consultancy team who routinely manage compliance programs for other organisations, progressing through our own certification process is always a valuable reminder of how the experience feels and we think that this contributes towards our efficient but sympathetic approach to consulting for others.