CERTIFICATION ANSWERED: What are the ISO 14001 requirements?

CERTIFICATION ANSWERED: What are the ISO 14001 requirements? 

Curious about ISO 14001 and what it can do for your business and ISO 14001 requirements? ISO 14001 sets the standard for Environmental Management Systems and is the perfect certification for reducing your waste management costs.  

Becoming UKAS ISO 14001:2015 certified gives your business the tools to reduce the environmental impact of your processes, internally and across your supply chain. 

This will support your business in cutting the costs of resource, energy and waste management. Great news for everyone! 

Implementing this global standard will also help your organisation to comply with changing, stringent environmental laws and regulations. 

But how does my business get started with such a complex certification? Well, it easy. We’ve outlined the procedure for identification and evaluation of environmental aspects below. This includes the criteria for determining the significance. 

You’ll need to know which parts of your business have environmental aspects, and what their impacts are. Let’s take a look! 

Examples of environmental aspects can include: 

  • use of resources such as energy or water 
  • use of recycled materials 
  • air emissions to air via smoke or fumes 
  • disposal of waste materials, including wastewater 
  • any potential for pollution, including risks of leaks, spills, etc. 

The road to becoming ISO 14001 certified can be a daunting one. Our step by step guide takes you through the process: 

The Compliant Process 


A member of our professional audit team will contact you to go the audit plan in preparation for your stage 1 assessment.  


An informal review followed by an initial assessment will identify what you already have in place and the next steps you need to take ensure that you achieve your certification.  


Our second visit will establish whether your management systems and processes meet the requirements of the standard. We’ll advise you on our recommendations and your certification will be issued following the final decision.  


Once all the hard work is complete you can start promoting your new UKAS accredited ISO certification! 


Don’t forget that part of ISO 14001 is driven by ongoing improvement. We’ll keep in touch and arrange annual assessments to keep your certification up-to-date. 

Ready to get started  

We deliver the cheapest UKAS route in the UK. Our inclusive pricing is tailored your business requirements. Ensure environmental efficiency savings and implement a global Quality Management System that will set you apart.   

Get in touch today on 0333 456 5000 to find out more! 

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