ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Overview and benefits


The ISO 14000 standard of International Organization of Standardization is for Environmental Management System of an organization. ISO 14000 standards provide a framework to an organization to develop a strategic approach for environmental policies, plans and actions. Using this framework, a company develops an environmental management system or EMS.
The EMS is evaluated by a “certification body” like 3S Management Certification to determine whether the EMS conforms to ISO 14000. If so, the organization is said to have “ISO 14000 certification.”
The ISO 14000 is a Generic Management System Standard, which means that this standard can be applied to any size whether large or small, whatever is the product or Service and any type / sector, governmental or private.
ISO 14000 grew out of ISO’s commitment to support sustainable development as discussed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Conversations among 20 countries, 11 international organizations, and more than 100 environmental experts actually began in 1991 to define the basic requirements of a new approach to environment-related standards.
The “ISO 14000 family of Standards” consists of standards and guidelines relating to environmental management systems and supporting standards on terminology and specific tools, such as auditing.
The standards are concerned with what an organization does to minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities: either during production or disposal, either by pollution or by depleting natural resources.
What is an ISO 14000 EMS?
ISO 14000 Series of Standards are specifically for developing Environmental Management system in the organization to minimize the impact on environment by organization’s activity while producing the Service and / or product.
ISO 14000 Series provides tools to management and based on the PDCA Approach
Plan – Plan your Policies, Objectives and Process required to minimize the environmental effects
Do – Implement the Policies, Objectives and Processes in the Organization
Check – Monitor and measure the objectives and processes and results
Act – Take action to improve the performance of EMS based on the results
ISO 14000 Series of Standards:
  • ISO 14001:2004 - Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use and this only can be used for Certification.
  • ISO 14004:2004 – Environmental management systems -- General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques
  • ISO 14064-1:2006 – Greenhouse gases -- Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • ISO 14006:2011 – Environmental management systems -- Guidelines for incorporating Eco design
  • The ISO 14000 family includes 21 other standards that can help an organization specific aspects such as auditing, environmental labeling, life cycle analysis etc.
  • Benefits of ISO 14001

    The ISO 14000 approach forces managers to take a critical look at all areas where their businesses have an environmental impact. This systematic approach can lead to benefits like the following:
  • Reduced cost of waste management,
  • Savings in consumption of energy and materials,
  • Lower distribution costs,
  • Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public, and a
  • Framework for continuous improvement of environmental performance.
  • Why choose 3S Management Certification for your audit?

    3S Management Certification is Managed by Professionals having deep understanding of Environmental Management System for the assessment and add value to the Client’s EMS. A friendly and open approach and without any bureaucracy has led to unprecedented growth and client’s satisfaction. 3S Management Certification ensures through Documented processes that auditors that have empathy with this approach are employed, they are trained on our own quality management system and our values for customer satisfaction.
    Auditors are carefully allocated for the audit by their previous professional experience according to client’s industrial sector. This results in a practical, meaningful and value added audit, carried out in with mutual understanding.
    3S Certification Service deeply believes that its audits should for adding value to the client’s organization’s Environmental Management System, and not an bureaucratic exercise to ‘please’ the auditor.
    What is the cost of an audit to ISO 14001?
    Unlike a majority of its competitors, 3S Management Certification pricing is based on standard provided by the IAF and that’s depends on the company size.
    For a fixed, written quotation however, we require a few more details. These can be submitted to 3S Management Certification via a short questionnaire or alternatively contact 3S Certification Service for more details. Quotations are provided without any obligation. An information pack about 3S Management Certification can also be requested by clicking here - or calling us.