ISO 14001 Certification
ISO 14001:2015 is the most recent edition of the ISO 14000 series of environmental management system (EMS) standards. The objective of the standard is for the organization to establish an organized approach to systematically reduce the environmental impact of the organization in areas under its control.
What is an ISO 14001 Certification?
ISO 14001:2015 exists to help organizations identify and control environmental impact, minimize any negative affects operations may have on the environment and manage compliance with applicable laws and regulations. ISO 14001:215 is similar to ISO 9001:2015 quality management in that both pertain to the process (the methods by which a product is produced) rather than to the product itself.
ISO 14001:2015 specifies requirements for:
- Establishing an environmental policy
- Determining environmental aspects and impacts of products, activities, and services
- Planning environmental objectives and measurable targets
- Implementation and operation of programs to meet objectives and targets
- Checking and corrective action
- Management review
ISO 14001:2015 is maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization and is administered by registrars like TRC. The ISO 19011 audit standard applies when auditing for both 9000 and 14000 compliance at once.
Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification
- Reduced consumption of energy and materials
- Reduced distribution costs
- Reduced waste management costs
- Improved corporate accountability
ISO 14001 Certification Process
Our experienced and highly-skilled ISO 14001 auditors are enthusiastic about their work and come to your company with a fresh perspective. They take the time to listen and understand your business so they can add value throughout the auditing process. We work together as partners with our clients to ensure audits are as efficient as possible to minimize any disruption during the audit. During each audit, we strive to reveal observations that can add value through reduced costs, increased efficiency, and decreased time to market.
- Document Review
- ISO 14001:2004 Initial Certification Assessment
- ISO 14001:2004 Surveillance Assessments
In today’s business climate, companies have realized that ISO 14001 environmental management systems certification and registration can add real value to their organizations. Rather than just a simple checklist, the auditing process can help highlight weaknesses as well as strengths, which allows companies to continually improve their processes to stay competitive. TRC works with our clients to understand their business and unique practices to ensure our clients get the most out of the auditing process.
TRC also offers services and benefits that other registrars don’t, like:
- Dedicated Client Care Coordinators
A Client Care Coordinator is assigned to each client to provide a single point of contact.
- Vibrant Auditor Mentoring & Customer Satisfaction Process
The professionals delivering audits are key to our success. We obtain our Clients’ feedback on each auditor and work hard to incorporate our Client’s improvement suggestions.