The UK’s use of natural gas has almost doubled from 1990 to 2010 with Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions alone increasing 3 per cent from 2009 to 2010, according to a report by the UK Office of National Statistics. Our environmental impact has been a growing concern for many years and as governments put more pressure on organisations to reduce their environmental footprint, the ISO 14001 management system standard has become one of the most successful ways to achieve this.
The ISO 14001 Standard has been designed to improve an organisation’s environmental impact. Its framework assists organisations in meeting relevant regulatory and legal requirements, while also identifying ways for organisations to reduce their waste and energy consumption, cutting costs and lowering insurance premiums.
Over the years ISO 14001 certification has become advantageous in the private and public sectors, when bidding for tenders and new contracts. Large organisations and governments recognise the environmental and sustainability credentials generic to the standard; consequently certified organisations are able to use their certification to stand out amongst competitors, gaining new business and enhancing their reputation.
ISO 14001 has now become one of ISO’s most successful management system standards. It follows the same Plan-Do-Check-Act structure of other certifications, making it easy to integrate alongside existing management systems. Currently more than 250,000 organisations have achieved this certification worldwide and with the standard shortly due to undergo its second revision since 1996 it is anticipated that these numbers will continue to rise.
Organisations can achieve ISO 14001 Certification through QMS International plc within 30 days, having issued more than 20,000 certification in 60 different countries, our experience has enabled us to refine the assessment process, making it fast, simple and cost-effective, with fees starting from as little as £799 +VAT.
So if you would like to find out more about ISO 14001 Certification and the benefits for your organisation, please contact a member of our team on 01603 630345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.