Implementation of an environmental management system (EMS) like ISO 14001 will ensure a commitment to comply with environmental legislation. John Jeffery offers ISO 14001 consultancy services, allowing your company to provide reassurance to both customers and the general public of the commitment of the organisation to minimise adverse environmental impacts caused as a direct result of business activities. The resource utilisation and energy-saving aspects of being ISO 14001 certified will also have an impact on the ‘bottom line’.
EMS Systems can be established to meet the requirements of ISO 14001, BS 8555 (Project Acorn) or EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme).
Customers using the products or services of an organisation or consultancy that is registered to ISO 14001 by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body can be assured that the organisation has:
The ISO 14001 management system standard was first published in 1996 based on the British Standard for Environmental Management Systems BS 7750.
It acts as a cycle, as does ISO 9001, and indeed the content of many of the clauses is identical e.g. control of documents.
A revised version of ISO 14001 was published in 2004 but, as credit to the original version, the actual changes were minimal. The most significant changes were:
Environmental management systems can be implemented to meet the requirements of ISO 14001 or BS 8555 and either registered by a UKAS Accredited Certification Body or maintained to meet all the requirements but not formally registered.