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What is ISO 14001?

Is there a simple answer to this question? You are not alone in thinking this. This overview guide is here for you to learn the basics of ISO 14001, help you to discover what the ISO 14001 requirements are, and to give you a guide on what needs to be done to implement an environmental management system and become certified.

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ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Tool

Our gap analysis tool is part of our free ISO 14001 suite of tools. It helps you figure out which parts of ISO 14001 you have already implemented, no matter if you are just beginning your implementation, or if you’re almost finished. With our easy question/answer structure, you’ll see a visual representation of which particular sections of the environmental management system you have already applied, and what remains for you to do.

What comes first?

Before beginning your ISO 14001 implementation project, the first step is recognizing the challenges you face and where you can improve your environmental management. Next, you will determine which stage of the process you are in. Maybe you’re just beginning, and you aren’t sure if ISO 14001 will be beneficial for the issues your business faces.

Or maybe you’re a bit farther along the path. By starting at the first step, you can determine where you are so you know what steps come next.

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Latest ISO 14001 Blog Posts

How can ISO 14001 help improve a company’s total quality management?

While ISO 14001 is widely recognized as the business sector’s foremost standard to allow organizations to manage environmental performance, there are also additional benefits that organizations should accrue from adapting the standard and its practices. In a previous article, How to integrate ISO 14001 and 9001, we looked at the ease ...Read more

How can ISO 14001 implementation contribute to sustainability?

ISO 14001 is widely recognized as the primary ISO standard to help organizations run an effective EMS (Environmental Management System), and thereby limit the business’s environmental impact. Planning, reviewing, and improving a company’s activities through an effective EMS can certainly mitigate environmental impacts. Terry A’Hearn, head of the Scottish Environmental ...Read more

5 Tips to Build a Positive Environmental Culture in a Company

Any organization which has an ISO 14001:2015 EMS (Environmental Management System) can testify that successfully establishing and maintaining that system can be significantly easier if the organization can develop a culture of environmental awareness and good practice. Traditionally, changing culture in a business can be a long and difficult task ...Read more

How detailed should the EMS policy be?

The ISO 14001:2015 standard is significantly different from the 14001:2004 standard in many ways, and the requirements of the environmental policy is one of these differences. Despite the environmental policy being one of the mandatory requirements of the EMS (Environmental Management System), clause 5.2 of the standard does leave some ...Read more

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