What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is the most popular standard for environmental management systems with over 340,000 certificates issued globally.  Like ISO 9001 it is designed for all types of business regardless of size who want to improve their environmental performance.  In addition to some of the ISO 9001 benefits, the benefits of ISO 14001 include;

 

  • improved company image and credibility
  • better control of the business’ environmental impacts
  • cost savings made from waste / energy reduction
  • maintain value of land upon which the business operates due to less ground pollution
  • less risk of regulatory breaches and costs associated with fines and bad press
  • clean up costs reduced / prevented
  • can reduce insurance cover costs
  • can increase employee engagement in the knowledge that they are working in an environmentally friendly organisation