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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.


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.

How online tools are revolutionizing ISO 14001 implementation

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.


Latest ISO 14001 Blog Posts

How to Allocate Roles and Responsibilities According to ISO 14001

Any organization that has an EMS (Environmental Management System) certified to ISO 14001:2015 should be aware of the importance of allocation of employee roles and responsibilities to achieve the planned results of the system. The guidance provided by the ISO 14001:2015 standard itself is quite brief, and it is therefore possible ...Read more

How various personal certificates can help your EMS

If your organization has an EMS (Environmental Management System) that is or will be certified according to ISO 14001, you may be aware of the amount of work required to maintain compliance with legislation and good environmental performance. It therefore stands to reason that your organization should seek to gain ...Read more

Ensuring employee buy-in when implementing your ISO 14001-based EMS

Establishing and developing an EMS (Environmental Management System) that will eventually become certified to ISO 14001:2015 can be a daunting task, but it can be made considerably easier when you can depend on the buy-in and commitment of the workforce involved. Having the commitment and backing of an informed, knowledgeable, ...Read more

3 key challenges of ISO 14001 implementation in an SME

Many SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) are now recognizing the multiple benefits that having an ISO 14001:2015-certified EMS (Environmental Management System) can have on both the performance and reputation of the business, as well as benefits to the environment as a whole. Despite this, there are specific challenges that remain ...Read more

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