Oscar, can you explain what the 14001Academy is all about?
Hi everybody. That’s an easy one. The 14001Academy is website dedicated to helping businesses like yours implement ISO 14001 quickly and easily. We call it “do-it-yourself with support,” and we provide education, resources, and tools to take the stress and worry out of your implementation.
So, Oscar, what’s your role at the 14001Academy?
I am your wise and helpful virtual consultant, and my job is to help you get organized and make your implementation as easy as possible. I know you’re not an expert on this stuff, so I lead you throughout the entire process. I’ll help you figure out if ISO 14001 is right for your business, all the way through your successful implementation. My job is the same as that of a real-life consultant, except without the huge price tag. Also, I’m wiser 🙂
Are you not so fond of consultants? Why is that?
Oh, it’s not that I don’t like consultants. I’m sure they’re nice enough, as people go. The thing is, for most small to mid-size companies, I think that hiring a consultant is a bit outdated (and expensive!) when you’re implementing ISO 14001.
With an extensive online consultancy and resource site like the 14001Academy, we’ve eliminated any need for expensive live consultants. The world is changing; there are always new, advanced methods that pop up and make things easier for everyone. The 14001Academy is one example of this.
Our do-it-yourself (with support) approach allows your company to implement ISO 14001 efficiently, and the only other tools you need are an internet connection and a cup of coffee (or whatever gets you going!).
But, if it’s online, what happens if I get stuck?
Excellent question. For one thing, as intuitive as the tools and resources are in the 14001Academy, you’re not likely to get stuck very often.
But, even still, everyone gets stuck at one time or another! That’s why we have a number of ways to help:
- How about a FREE online consultation with one of our in-house experts? They can answer any questions you may have.
- For 24-hour help, visit the Virtual Consultant pages (my home!), for tons of tools and resources to help you.
- Get advice and tips from the real world on our blog (regularly updated by ISO 14001 experts).
- Or, become a member of our Expert Advice Community, to speak directly to our in-house experts, and other people like you, about any issues or topics you want. We guarantee that one (or more) of our experts will post an answer to your question within 24 hours. Best of all – it’s free!!
That’s great advice! Thanks for your time, Oscar!
Oh, it’s my pleasure! I’m always around; just come by my office any time you could use a hand… or a wing.