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ISO 14001 Environment

Economical and Efficient Operative Conservation

ISO 14001 is an international standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) through dedicated technical committees representing approximately 150 countries around the world. Its purpose is to enable an organization of any type or size to develop and implement a policy committing it to prevention of pollution, compliance with legal and other requirements, and continual improvement.

The realization of this commitment will be a management system that recognizes and manages the primary environmental issues through awareness and assessment of applicable legal requirements, objectives for improvement, assignment of responsibilities, competent personnel, communications, procedures, controls and monitoring, emergency response capability, self correction and assessment, and internal reviews. These processes are to be based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

Valid and recognized around the world, the ISO 14001 environmental management system offers a framework for voluntary development of conservation measures – from things like saving energy to climate protection and waste removal. Our experts uncover areas of weakness in your environmental management and lay the foundations for a process of continual, verifiable improvements, thereby reducing environmental hazards and improving your eco-balance in the long-term.

We understand the aspects of quality management that are key to increased productivity – customer satisfaction, but also increased effectiveness, maximum output and quality control. At SGS, our network of quality management specialists provide training for continuous improvement, auditing and certification services to ensure that your quality management system is effective and in accordance with global best practices. Our services dedicated to quality management, cover processes, products and services.

We have the largest network of highly skilled and experienced auditors and trainers worldwide, and facilities and laboratories that are available round the clock. We will provide a clear assessment of your processes and organization to empower and encourage your staff to consistently put quality first, improve performance and ensure your quality management meets international standards.

Benefits at a Glance

ISO 14001 certification from TÜV Rheinland enables you to:

• Reduce emissions, waste, and effluents
• Save money through a targeted approach to resources
• Minimize the risk of environmental liability
• Ensure that you meet customers' and authorities' requirements
• Promote environment friendly behavior among your employees
• Improve your image in the eyes of customers, partners, and the public
• Reach your own environmental goals



Six Steps towards more Environmental Balance

Our experienced and attentive experts analyze and evaluate your processes and systems in only six steps:

1. Preliminary Audit

The auditors conduct a preliminary audit to determine whether any requirements associated with this standard have already been implemented in your company and, if so, which ones.

2. Documentation Review

The auditing team determines the extent to which the documentation of your eco-management concurs with the requirements of the EMAS.

3. Certification Audit

You demonstrate the practical application of your environmental management system and our auditors test its effectiveness.

4. Issue of Certificate

When all criteria has been fulfilled, your company will receive the certificate. It certifies the integrity of your environmental management system and its compliance with ISO 14001.

5. Surveillance Audits

Our annual surveillance audits support you in constantly upgrading the process.

6. Certification Renewal

Every three years there is a repeat audit for certification renewal. This ensures a continued process of improvement and demonstrating your long-term commitment to your partners and customers for improved food safety.

Online ISO 14001 Quick-Check

What is the standard of environmental management within our company? What are the typical themes one should be aware of during ISO 14001 certification? Our exclusive TÜV Rheinland Online ISO 14001 quick-check will answer any of your questions.

Anonymous and Direct

Gain an overview of the level of your company's environmental management with the online quick-check. You will receive the result in the form of a direct online evaluation, including a short assessment. The self-check takes from around 5 to 8 minutes. It is completely anonymous, and later identification of your company is impossible.

Benchmarking: What is Your Company's Standing?

A bar chart shows your results against the average results of all participants, allowing you to see where your company stands in comparison to others.

Step by Step towards an Integrated Strategy

Benefit from additional synergies by incorporating your environmental management system within an integrated management system strategy. You can, for instance, combine your environmental management system with a quality management system, occupational health and safety certification, or industry-specific standards.