ISO 14001

  • Reduced energy, raw material natural resource use
  • Easy to use ProActive EMS
  • ISO 14001:2015 certification

ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001:2015 is the international standard for environment management systems. The standard species the requirements for an environmental management system or EMS. An effective ISO 14001 system enables your organization to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner contributing to sustainability and enhanced environmental performance.

ISO 14001:2015 helps organizations to achieve intended environmental outcomes, conformity to regulatory requirements, improved environmental performance and to prove environmental commitment to interested parties.

Consistent with your organization's environmental policy, the outcomes of an environmental management system can include:

ü  compliance with regulatory requirements

ü  enhanced environmental performance i.e. waste and energy consumption reduced;

ü  achievement of commercial recognition / removal of business entry barriers

ü  achievement of environmental objectives.

ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, it applies to its environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that it can control or influence considering a life cycle perspective.

Led by one of the UK's leading environmental consultants our ISO 14001 consultancy services include full or partial systems build, systems gap analysis, action planning, impartial internal audit services and ISO 14001 internal auditor training. Services are also available for clients who intend to replace less effective systems employed in the past. DAT also provide services for clients wishing to integrate their existing ISO 14001 system with other standards such as ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 or ISO 27001.

ISO 14001 environmental management systems prepared to the highest standard using highly experienced environmental consultants. Excellent results achieved using a simple jargon free methodology!

 

ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management outlining the requirements environmental systems and to meet the requirements for ISO 14001 certification.

An environmental management system or EMS effectively establishes risk controls to reduce an organization's environmental impacts, resulting from everyday operations as well as product life cycle considerations.

The Concept of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management system or EMS

In concept under ISO 14001:2015 an environmental management system or EMS is relatively simple. The new standard still uses the PDCA cycle, but is more explicit on application of the approach.

ISO 14001 Annex SL (new common higher-level structure)

ü  Life cycle considerations introduced

ü  Less of a focus on documentation

ü  Greater emphasis on leadership

ü  Greater emphasis on objectives

ü  Greater emphasis on the measurement of environmental performance

ü  Focus Communication and awareness

ü  Fewer prescriptive requirements

ü  Focus on risk management

 

Transition and phasing in of ISO 14001:2015

The IAF and UKAS have specified that organizations will have up to three years to complete the transition from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015. The transition period will end in September 2018.

 

 

ISO 14001 consultancy projects vary considerably in both quality and effectiveness. Selecting the right consultant is critical to eventual ease of EMS use, value returned and levels of environmental performance.

ISO 14001 Consultants

Great ISO 14001 consultants differentiate themselves through demonstrable skills, real life experience and competences developed through exposure to a wide range of environmental scenarios and business sectors. They also adapt to the exacting demands and circumstances presented by the client’s environmental awareness, level of regulatory knowledge, regulatory compliance and willingness to make effective use of ISO 14001.

Advice provided through our ISO 14001 Consulting Services is defined by the following key traits and skills:

Our ISO 14001 Consultant Key traits and skills

ü  Confidence backed up by knowledge, experience, qualifications and track record of deploying ISO 14001:2015

ü  Persistent in the pursuit of environmental objectives and associated action plans

ü  Good communication skills - listens first, talks later

ü  Personable and able to build trust between all parties

ü  Understands and can communicate environmental regulatory requirements

ü  Demonstrates the ability to get ideas and potential solutions across to the client

ü  Collaborative leadership style when providing ISO 14001 advice, able to integrate with the client’s team

ü  Flexible and adaptable when faced with difficult situations

ü  Skilled in problem solving and able to share root cause analysis benefits to clients

ü  Qualified ISO 14001 systems auditor. Either IEMA registered as a lead auditor or recognised as competent across a range of business sectors by a leading UKAS accredited certification body

ü  Proficient in the application of “risk based thinking” and able to effectively influence “environmental risk based approaches with clients

ü  Team player able and able to generate enthusiasm amongst the client's team

ü  Never stops learning or seeking improved ways of doing things

ü  Maintains continued professional development (CPD) to stay ahead of change

 

Our consultant selection process is rigorous and effective. This effectiveness is demonstrated by significant improvements in client environmental performance as well as ISO 14001:2015 certification.

 

The following ISO 14001 benefits are routinely achieved by DAT clients;

ü  Cost savings through reduced resource use, energy, raw materials etc

ü  ISO 14001:2015 certification

ü  Aspect risk controls effective and compliant with regulations

ü  Environmental responsibility demonstrated to interested parties

ü  Product life cycle considerations addressed

ü  Environmental performance improvement

ü  Quantify, monitor and control the impact of operations on the environment, now and in the future

ü  Improve environmental performance of supply chain

ü  Due diligence and environmental responsibility demonstrated

ü  Decrease public liability insurance costs

ü  Tender barriers removed resulting in new business partners, clients or customers

ü  Globally recognised environmental systems ISO 14001 certification

ü  Raised quality awareness among the team and supports a problem-solving culture

ü  Effective environmental continual improvement programmes

ü  Easy to use ProActive EMS

 

Our ISO 14001 systems solutions are effective, demonstrated by significant environmental improvements and genuine client testimonials.

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