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ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001 audit

The Value of ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS)

Is the globally recognized standard for environmental management and describes the features that need to be in place in any organization that wishes to demonstrate that it is “environmentally responsible”.


The features of ISO 14001 include:


  1. The organization is both aware of and compliant with all appropriate environmental legislation.

  2. An effective way to both identify and reduce the organization's most significant environmental impacts.

  3. Full involvement of all management and staff in reducing the organization’s ongoing impact on the environment.


As with all ISO standards, any organization can achieve ISO 14001 certification regardless of their sector or size. 

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ISO 14001:2015 Certification Audits for Environmental Management Systems

To receive and maintain ISO 14001 certification, a company must undergo a series of audits. The audit process begins with an initial certification audit. It consists of a Stage 1 audit that is a review to ensure you have everything you need for your Stage 2 audit. The Stage 2 audit is when the credentialed third-party Lead Auditor audits you against the requirements of ISO 14001.

ISO 14001:2015 Certification Overview – Environmental Management Systems

The requirements of ISO 14001 can help businesses better manage their environmental goals by implementing key activities that will help them both identify and reduce their most significant environmental impacts. This can relate to issues such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and more.

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ISO 14001:2015 Certification Process for Environmental Management Systems

The certification process can be complex without the right guidance. At ISOP, we simplify the steps companies need to take to become certified. There are four general steps every company should take to become ISO 14001 certified.

ISO 14001:2015 Controls for Environmental Management Systems

The standard is comprised of 10 clausal areas that specify the structure and requirements for implementing and maintaining an energy management system. Clausal areas one through three specify the requirement for the scope of the system, establish normative vocabulary, and define important terms used in the standard. Clausal areas 4-10 outline the specific actions as they relate to an environmental management system.

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