Getting ISO 14001 Certified in Dayton, Ohio (OH)
ISO 14001 guarantees the routine application of ethical environmental policies throughout the enterprise. It provides strategies and tips for increasing the positive effects on the environment and improving environmental efficiency.
ISO 14001 lays forth a strategy that should be implemented by a corporation or agency to facilitate the execution of an environmentally friendly management program. It can also be used by any company, whatever the market, or activity.
It ensures that your business practices are environmentally sound without compromising the quality, performance, and/or service. By receiving ISO 14001 certification, consumers and interested parties are guaranteed that their business operates smoothly with environmentally conscious practice. It also serves to reassure managers and their employees that their business is fully aware of the impact of the future, ensuring its stability. About 230,000 organizations in 160 countries adopted ISO 14001.
Before an ISO 14001 certification, an ISO 14001 environmental management system needs to be fully developed and implemented. The organization will need to demonstrate a variety of completed actions in order to implement an EMS, including:
- Develop and communicate an environmental policy;
- There is a need to review the environmental aspects;
- The legal requirements must be evaluated and compliance monitored;
- Goals and targets have to be established and the systems developed to achieve them;
- The training needs have to be identified and a strategy implemented to achieve them;
- Completed an independent audit; and
- A management review of the EMS, and the environmental performance of their organization.
Organizations should seek the services of an Accredited Certification Body during the implementation phase to conduct annual audits and arrange on behalf of the organization for ISO 14001 certification. Other certified management systems such as ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and AS4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems can be completed with ISO certification and surveillance audits.
Which organizations can get ISO 14001 certification?
We are regularly asked which size or type of company you need to be, to get an ISO certification. The response is simple: Anyone, anywhere, with any amount of employees. The launch of the standard in 2015 specifically focuses on ensuring that the standards can be applied to any business scale, form, or configuration. There are guidelines for how to explain compliance, even if the business consists of one person operating from their garage.
A company like ISO Pros would certainly have done it all before and would be happy to send you the right expert to help you through the procedure, and cause as little interference as possible. They should always ensure that you fulfill the criteria in the manner that better fits the company, taking into consideration consumer and stakeholder preferences and needs.
What do I need to do to obtain my organization’s ISO 14001 certification?
Purchasing a copy of the standard is your starting point and might be helpful. Although it is not necessarily gentle bedtime reading, it is the “bible” for ISO 14001 and is basically an instruction manual. Our ISO 14001 consultants are trained to work logically through the standard and provide step-by-step guidance to complete all the requirements in the best way possible for your organization.