STANDARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ISO 14001:2015
The environmental standard is one of the most frequently used standards along with ISO 9001, the Quality Management System.
Why is ISO 9001 revised?
All ISO standards are revised every few years to establish if an updating is necessary and if the requirements are relevant for the current market. The environmental standard ISO 14001 is correlated with the latest trends and at the same time compatible with the quality standard ISO 9001:2015.
Is the certification compulsory?
The certification of a management system is not compulsory. The evaluation of conformity involves a set of processes which show that the product, service or a system meets the requirements of the standard and has the following benefits:
– trust of customers and other stakeholders;
– competitive advantage;
– helps the authorities acknowledge that the environmental conditions are meet;
Thus, the main conformity evaluation forms are testing, certification and inspection.
What does ISO 14001:2015 mean for my organization?
The market requirements, the increased competition of companies, the latest quality and environmental safety norms and regulations require the need to obtain specialized certificates for any kind of organization. As the environmental issue and environmental protection has become more than stringent lately, the ISO 14001certification, Environmental Management System is recommended as one of the essential items on your work agenda.
SMS Business Center will provide specialists for consultancy in implementation and certification of ISO 14001 so that you obtain a good practice certificate regarding environmental safety and protection.
The basic stages in certification ISO 14001 are: a) elaboration of environmental policy, b) planning, c) implementation and operation, d) checking and correction actions and e) management analysis.
A well-defined environmental management system (ISO 14001) exonerates you from legal disputes with the environmental authority, who is very strict lately, and especially, gives you assurance that the impact of processes that you carry out on the environment is minimized.
(However, following the environmental laws in your country is the responsibility of the company’s legal department, and should be constantly checked.)
The advantages of ISO 14001 are therefore, prospective, they take into account the point of view of ecology and are direct, immediate, to the extent that the planning of an efficient environmental policy will allow the revision of the whole management, the checking of procedures carried out and development of corrective actions, with visible effects on the quality of production.
The Environmental management by standard ISO 14001 represents now a well-desired requirement and generically applicable to any kind of organization or industry sector, not only in the manufacturing field, which is inevitably polluting, but also in the services sector. By resorting to implementation of ISO 14001 you prove that you comply with the latest European regulations, but especially that you prove respect to safety and quality of activity you carry out, in an environment more and more vulnerable to the increased challenges of industry.
The implementation and operation of actions relating to the environmental management has to be one of the priorities of your company.
For a price quotation for consultancy in implementation of ISO 14001, please send us a message by the contact form.
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