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ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management.  The focus of ISO 14001 is to prevent harm to the environment and to avoid breaching environmental legislation.  A business that follows ISO 14001 achieves these goals while, at the same time, reducing operating costs.



ISO 14001 environmental management systems

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised environmental standard that provides a framework for a business to manage the effect that it has on the environment and on living things that may come into contact with it.  The standard does this by helping the business to understand society’s expectations, the resources that it uses and the wastes that it produces.  ISO 14001 can be used as a base on which to develop a broader management system for sustainability and integrates easily with ISO 9001 & ISO 45001.

The focus of a business using ISO 14001 is risk management & prevention of harm.  Doing this in the right way can help a business to:-

  • Reduce operating costs
  • Win and retain customers
  • Improve relationships with regulators and neighbours
  • Prevent breaches of legislation
  • Improve staff morale

How Construction Certification works with clients on ISO 14001

  • Project management for the development of a full ISO 14001 environmental management system
  • Integration of environmental management systems with quality and safety management systems
  • Revitalise and spring-clean old and unwieldy ISO 14001 systems
  • Acting as a “critical friend” during the development of environmental management strategy
  • Guidance on developing business objectives and targets for improvement that support the environmental strategy
  • Advice on certification bodies that are a good fit with the size and scope of the client
  • Coaching for the team to prepare them for the certification process
  • Supporting the client through the certification process, to ensure a successful outcome
  • Maintenance of the Register of Legislation and carrying out of compliance audits
  • Internal audit programs to keep environmental management on track
  • Facilitation environmental Management Review with top teams
  • Environmental management support package to drive performance improvement and maintain certification

Construction Certification believes in light-weight but effective management systems that support business objectives.

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