ISO 14001 is for all organisations large or small and covers all sectors, including charities and the voluntary sector. It will help you to be more environmentally friendly, show you how to measure your consumption and reduce waste.

Environmental Management System standard (EMS 14001) helps organisations of all sizes to benefit from new business opportunities and demonstrate their environmental credentials. EMS is recognised internationally and it provides a straight-forward approach to organisations for using less energy resource and reducing waste. By becoming more resource efficient, you will save money from reducing waste and usage.

In fact, being ‘green’ has never made more sense, with ISO 14001 certification being a proven business winner. It’s also often a requirement within supply chains internationally.

In a world where sustainability and corporate responsibility is ever more prevalent, ISO 14001 is a tried and tested approach for demonstrating you are committed to reducing environmental impact. Studies have shown that the standard helps with new sales, cost reductions and employee engagement.

When tendering, having ISO 14001 certification in place saves time filling out pre-qualification questionnaires. When it matters, it can also be the difference between you and the competition for being awarded the contract.

In a difficult financial climate, ISO 14001 can also help you retain existing clients by showing them yet another reason to choose your organisation

Who should implement ISO 14001

The ISO 14001 is a generic management standard.  This means it can be used by organisations of any size or sector, providing the smallest of companies the opportunity to demonstrate parity with the likes of Bentley, Disney and Sony.

The standard focuses on proactive management and employee involvement in defining roles related to the environmental policy of an organisation. Once in place, the improved processes implemented lead to more consistent delivery, fewer errors and less costly re-work. You’ll also use fewer raw materials, energy and therefore produce less waste, saving money in the long-term.