ISO 14001

ISO 14001 demonstrates your commitment to environmental business operations, opening the door to more business.

  • Improve environmental efficiency.
  • Gain a competitive advantage.
  • Protect the environment.
  • Boost reputation & win trust.
  • Reduce waste & save costs.

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What is ISO 14001 Certification?

ISO 14001 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS).

The standard is designed to help organizations identify and control their environmental impact and to improve their environmental performance.

An EMS is a system that an organization can use to manage its environmental responsibilities.

It can help an organization to reduce its environmental impact, meet its compliance obligations, and improve its environmental performance.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the ISO 14001 standard to help organizations control and manage their environmental impact.

This standard is suited for all types of organizations, including small and medium businesses, public goods and governmental services, and corporations.

The benefits of ISO 14001 include reducing environmental impact, improving environmental performance, and providing a framework for continual improvement.

The standard can also help to improve communication and environmental awareness within an organization, and to build environmental considerations into decision-making.

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Orion Registrar is accredited for ISO 14001 by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

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Benefits of ISO 14001

An ISO 14001 certified EMS can help an organization improve its environmental performance, helps to reduce its environmental impact, and provide a framework for continual improvement.

The standard can also help to improve communication and environmental awareness within an organization, and to build environmental considerations into decision-making.

ISO 14001 certification is a way to demonstrate that an organization is committed to managing all environmental issues relevant to its operations, from resource use, soil, air and water contamination, wastage, and sewage.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center found that ISO 14001 certificate holders reported quick payback on their EMS investment.

  • Reduce waste, overheads, and costs.
  • Commitment to environmental management.
  • Demonstrate green credentials to clients.
  • Enhance business reputation.
  • Win new clients.
  • Lower public liability insurance costs.
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How to Become Certified

It’s an easy process to become ISO 14001 certified.

Implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS) is the first step to achieving ISO 14001 certification for your organization.

Our expert auditors will assess whether your organization complies with ISO 14001 requirements through a comprehensive multi-stage assessment of your EMS.

If your organization meets the requirements for the international standard, Orion Registrar Inc will issue you with an ISO 14001 certification.

This certification is yours to promote to your clients and business partners as a way of demonstrating your commitment to environmental best practice.

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The ISO 14001 Certification Journey

Get in touch for a free quote from one of our experienced team to get your ISO certification journey underway. Our quotes will reflect your organization's specific requirements.

Help You Prepare

Our team will get in touch to outline the process and explain the plan for your initial assessment. We can also signpost you to any resources that you might find useful on your journey to becoming certified.


Step One – Identify Gaps

Referred to as a “Stage one assessment”, our auditor will conduct an initial review of your management system to determine if the core requirements of the standard are being met. We will provide a detailed report outlining the areas you need to focus on in order to comply with the requirements.


Step Two – Review

When you are ready, an auditor will conduct a “Stage two assessment” to establish if your organisation meets the requirements of the standard. We review any actions taken to address findings raised at Stage one and our auditor will make a recommendation as to whether certification can be issued, based on the audit outcomes.

Please note: It is typical for gaps to be identified during the audit, which will need to be addressed through corrective actions before certification can be approved.

Step Three – Certification Issued

Following a review by our Compliance Team, a decision will be made as to whether your certification can be issued.

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ISO 14001 FAQs

What Organisations Can Benefit From ISO 14001?

Achieving ISO 14001 certification provides organizations with the framework needed to manage their environmental responsibilities, remain compliant with changing legislation and support the environmental objectives of their customers.

ISO 14001 was designed to be appropriate for any type or size of an organization, making it ideal for corporations who want to enhance their credibility. For larger organizations, ISO 14001 reinforces environmental credentials and promotes the environmental benefits of their products and services.

As more buyers demand that their suppliers demonstrate a commitment to managing and reducing their environmental impact, achieving ISO 14001 can help keep your organization ahead of your competitors. It can also help you apply for ISO 14001 tenders.

Our ISO 14001 consultants can advise you on how best to achieve ISO 14001 certification for your EMS.

Can Being ISO 14001 Certified Help Grow Your Business?

ISO 14001 certification enables you to increase sales by expanding your customer base and meeting the conditions of specific sales contracts.

Blue chip and local government organizations continually show their commitment to the environment by becoming ISO 14001 certified.

To help improve their performance, these organizations may insist that their suppliers are ISO 14001 certified. Many suppliers are expected to have ISO 14001 certification in order to be eligible for contracts and tenders. This certification demonstrates that the supplier is committed to environmental management and sustainability, which is important to many businesses and their customers.

What Factors Affect ISO 14001 Return on Investment?

Factors affecting the return on investment (ROI) you make after implementing ISO 14001 are:

  • The new business acquired or retained that requires ISO 14001 certification
  • How your organization markets ISO 14001 certification
  • How well your Environmental Management System is maintained once implemented.

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