What Is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is a global standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). It outlines the standards that will help the organisation become more resource efficient and reduce waste, providing it with a competitive advantage and gaining the confidence of stakeholders.

The most recent edition of ISO 14001, ISO 14001:2015, has advancements that are pertinent, such as elevating environmental management's significance within the framework of a company's strategic planning procedures, enhancing leadership management engagement, and increasing commitment to proactive actions that enhance environmental performance.

A High-Level Structure (HLS) is also incorporated into the ISO 14001:2015 version as part of the endeavour to structure all ISO standards similarly. In order to form the foundation of an Integrated Management System(IMS), ISO 14001 may also be coupled with other management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 22000, HACCP MS, and ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001).

Benefits of ISO 14001

  • Assures customers of the organisation’s commitment to demonstrate environmental management.
  • Maintains good public/community relations.
  • Obtains insurance at a reasonable cost.
  • Improves the image of the organisation or organisational positioning, and market share.
  • Meets vendor certification criteria.
  • Enhances the organisation’s cost control.
  • Reduces incidents that result in liability and demonstrates reasonable care.
  • Conserves input materials and energy.
  • Facilitates the organisation’s attainment of necessary permits and authorisations.
  • Encourage the development and exchange of environmental solutions.
  • Enhance  the organisation’s relationships with local, state and the federal government.

Why Become ISO 14001 Certified In Malaysia?

Applications of ISO 14001 certification in Malaysia can reassure corporate management, staff, and external stakeholders that sustainability impacts are analysed and improved, irrespective of the organisation's activity or industry.

While ISO 14001 certification is not compulsory, it heightens employees' awareness of environmental issues. However, third-party certification—where an external authority evaluates your operations against the criteria of ISO 14001 in Malaysia— is a means to demonstrate to buyers, customers, suppliers, and interested parties that the standard has been correctly implemented.

For some businesses in Malaysia, third-party certification may be necessary. For instance, certain governments or public bodies may only engage suppliers certified to ISO 14001, indicating their commitment to environmentally friendly products or processes. 

Learn more about the benefits of ISO 4001 for businesses from our ISO consultants in Malaysia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1What is ISO14001?
The international standard ISO 14001 outlines the criteria for a successful environmental management system (EMS). Instead of creating ecological performance standards, it offers a framework that an organisation can adhere to.
As a voluntary standard that enterprises can certify to, ISO 14001 is a member of the ISO 14000 family of environmental management standards. Incorporating it with other management systems standards, notably ISO 9001, can help the organisation further its objectives.
2What benefits will it bring to my business?
It aids organizations in improving their environmental performance through more effective resource utilization and waste reduction, giving a competitive edge and credibility to stakeholders.
Implementing an environmental management system will help you:
  • Legal compliance. Getting ISO 14001 certified ensures you keep up to date with legal regulations.
  • Increased reputation with consumers.
  • Competitive advantage.
  • Reduce waste.
  • Reduce costs.
  • Reduced insurance costs.
3How long is the process?
Most organisations can anticipate obtaining ISO 14001 certification in 3 to 6 months, depending on their size and complexity, with the proper planning and understanding of what is necessary.
4What is the cost?
The cost varies depending on your certification scope, the complexity of the process and company/organization size.

Steps To Certification

  • 1Request for Quotation

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  • 2Make Appointment with Our Consultant

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  • 3Introduction to ISO Training

    Help your organization to demonstrate commitment towards quality and customer satisfaction.
  • 4Documents Preparation & Implementation

    Identify documents that are needed for your Quality System and Production or Service Processes; start to implement.
  • 5Internal & External Audit

    To confirm that your Management System (QMS) is properly established and maintained while meeting the international standard.
  • 6Get Certified & Impress Your Client

    Show off your certificate on your website and sales collateral.
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