ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

Attributes

Name:

ISO 14001 Assurance Program

Criteria:

ISO 14001 and Client Charter

Market:

All organisations

Scope:

International

Output:

Certificate of Confidence

Validity:

3 years, subject to on-going requirements

Outcome:

Certification gives confidence to the organisation, its customers, regulators and others in its ability to meet environmental requirements, with the aim of reducing adverse environmental impacts.

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Why ISO 14001?

Every modern organisation has a shared responsibility to prevent pollution to the environment. Our ISO 14001 Assurance Program provides a sound basis for any organisation looking to establish confidence in their ability to consistently meet these environmental obligations. It can be integrated into, any of our other assurance programs.

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification

  • Earn Trust of Stakeholders - ISO 14001 certification gives organisations a systematic approach to improving their environmental performance with efficient use of resources and waste reduction, which builds trust in the marketplace.

  • Manage Environmental Risks - ISO 14001 provides a framework  for assisting organisations to identify and manage environmental risks in their operations.

  • Compliance - ISO 14001 helps achieve environmental goals by ensuring compliance and legal requirements with an Environmental Management System (EMS). 

  • Marketing Advantage  - Gain a competitive advantage and increase demand for your products by demonstrating your commitment to the environment.

This ISO standard is compatible with existing quality management systems such as ISO 9001 Certification.

How do I get Certified?

As an organisation, the steps involved for you are:

1.     Applying for certification:

Review and accept our customised Proposal, and you’re underway!

2.     Achieving certification:

Firstly, a pre-certification audit or “test run” will be conducted either on-site (at your premises) or off-site (at our premises) or both, to see whether your management systems are suitable. Areas of concern will be reported. Once concerns have been actioned, an on-site certification audit will be conducted, where we will examine the extent to which you address the program criteria. Areas of concern will be reported. Once we are satisfied there are no outstanding issues that present an unacceptable risk to you, your customers, regulators, Equal Assurance or others, we can proceed to issue a Certificate of Confidence. Well done!

3.     Maintaining certification:

Depending on the level of risk, we will conduct a series of surveillance audits (and in some cases special and follow-up audits) and tri-ennial re-certification audits, to examine the extent to which you continue to address the program criteria. Areas of concern will be reported. So long as we continue to be satisfied there are no outstanding issues that present an unacceptable risk to you, your customers, regulators, the environment, Equal Assurance or others, your certification remains valid.

Your next step:

Further details regarding the specific requirements of ISO 14001 and other certification services are provided in our 'Equal Assurance' Client Charter. This and other relevant documentation are available by contacting EQAS Certification on +61 8 83382771, and we can prepare a Proposal at no cost. If you already have a proposal simply contact us with any query.

 

EQAS Certification is a practice member of 'Equal Assurance', a world-wide confederation of independent certifying auditor practices and accredited partners that provides a range of JAS-ANZ accredited management system assurance programs and certifications across Australia, New Zealand, and overseas.