What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS). Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees, as well as external stakeholders, that the organization considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency.
What are the benefits?
- It helps diminish negative effects on nature
- It spares costs on charges and fines
- It helps agreeability with lawful prerequisites identified with the earth
- It augments your market position
- Improve waste and energy management
Steps for organization to get 14001 certified
For the organization EMS to be certified, you have to initially complete the execution. In the wake of completing all your documentation and actualizing your procedures, your organization additionally needs to play out these means to guarantee a fruitful certification:
Internal-Audit: to check your EMS forms. The objective is to guarantee that records are set up to affirm consists of the procedures and to discover issues and shortcomings that would somehow or another stay covered up.
Management audit: to assess the significant realities about the management system forms so as to settle on suitable choices.
Corrective activities: Following the internal audit and management audit, you need to correct the root cause of any identified problems and document how they were resolved.
The organization audit process is divided into two phases
Stage One Audit (documents review) – The auditor/s from certification body will review documents to ensure your documentation meets the requirements of ISO 14001 Certification and to determine an organization’s readiness for their Stage 2 Certification Audit.
Stage Two Audit (on site audit) – evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of your organization’s management system(s). During the Stage 2 audit, Certification Body will determine the degree of compliance with the standard’s requirements and report any non-conformity that your organization will have to correct before the certification can be issued. If the Stage 2 audit is successful, your organization’s management system(s) will be certified and the certificate will issue.