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 version of ISO 14001 is ISO 14001:2015, which contains relevant improvements, including elevating environmental management's importance within an organization's strategic planning processes, increasing leadership management involvement, 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?
It can comfort corporate management, staff, and external stakeholders that the sustainability effect is being analyzed and enhanced regardless of an organization's activity or industry.
Although it is not compulsory to be certified to ISO 14001, you could use the standard to raise employees' understanding of environmental issues.
However, third-party certification - when an external certification authority evaluates your operations against the criteria of the standard - is a way to show your buyers, customers, suppliers, and any interested parties that the standard has been appropriately applied.
However, third-party certification might be necessary for some businesses. For example, some governments or public bodies may only contract suppliers that have been certified to ISO 14001 to show their products or processes are environmentally friendly.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Steps To Certification
1Request for QuotationCall us now and select a package that fits your budget.
2Make Appointment with Our ConsultantReceive your first-round free consultation
3Introduction to ISO TrainingHelp your organization to demonstrate commitment towards quality and customer satisfaction.
4Documents Preparation & ImplementationIdentify documents that are needed for your Quality System and Production or Service Processes; start to implement.
5Internal & External AuditTo confirm that your Management System (QMS) is properly established and maintained while meeting the international standard.
6Get Certified & Impress Your ClientShow off your certificate on your website and sales collateral.