What Is ISO 14001?


A worldwide standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is  ISO 14001.  It lays out the criteria to assist the organization in increasing resource efficiency and waste reduction, giving it a competitive advantage and earning the trust 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 strengthening devotion to proactive initiatives that improve environmental performance.


The ISO 14001:2015 revision also includes incorporating a High-Level Structure (HLS) as part of the effort to structure all ISO standards similarly. ISO 14001 may also be combined with other management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 22000, HACCP MS and ISO 45001 (OHSAS 18001) to provide the basis for an Integrated Management System (IMS).

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 other stakeholders that the standard has been correctly implemented.

For some companies, however, third-party certification may be a requirement. 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.

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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

    Receive your first-round free consultation
  • 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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