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What comes first?


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.





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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Check out this informative white paper to learn about your options for implementation (outside consultant, try it all by yourself, or take advantage of web tools). Decide which option is for you with our detailed comparisons.


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ISO 14001 case study: Waste management in a construction company

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Lifecycle perspective in ISO 14001:2015 – What does it mean?

One of the fundamental changes in the ISO 14001:2015 standard is the requirement for organizations to take a “lifecycle” perspective of the products it produces or manufactures, which is significantly more prescriptive than the ISO 14001:2004 standard that organizations were certified against immediately before. But, what does “lifecycle” really mean ...Read more

Using ISO 14001 to manage and reduce waste in the electronics industry

Many organizations involved in the manufacture, assembly, or disassembly of equipment using electronic components will be aware of the advantages of having an ISO 14001-certified EMS (Environmental Management System). With waste in this industry – resources, energy, and components – being expensive, and sometimes hazardous, it makes sense to be ...Read more

Ensuring that environmental objectives are aligned with the company’s strategic direction

One of the key leadership requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard is the top management’s responsibility for ensuring that environmental policies and objectives are aligned with the strategic direction of the organization. This sounds reasonably straightforward, but what underpins this requirement, what does it really mean, and what steps must ...Read more

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