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ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001:2004 - Why implement? ISO 14001

For quality management & business improvement systems every business will have its own motives:

  • Some use ISO14001 as a way of improving customer and stakeholder perception.
  • Sometimes organisations are asked to achieve ISO14001 certification by customers.
  • Others use the ISO14001 system to control increasing regulatory requirements
  • Cost reductions payback will be a major driver for many
  • Many organisations engage an ISO 14001 consultant to implement the ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) to make sure that their actions do not leave a lasting impact on the environment as part of a corporate social responsibility commitment.

ISO 14001:2004 - Working for you

Once your ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) is in place you can choose whether to have it certificated or not. Some of the benefits of ISO 14001 accredited certification are as follows:

  • Certification advertises a commitment to reduce the impact of an organisation on the environment.
  • Gives customers peace of mind that their buying habits are not contributing the destruction of the local environment.
  • Certificated ISO 14001 environmental management systems will reduce costs through the use of energy saving procedures.
  • Applications for operational permits and authorisations will be looked up on more favourably, this is of great value to businesses looking to expand and move into new areas.

Brunel Management's role in your implementation

As your ISO 14001 consultants, Brunel Management will guide your organisation through the process of ISO 14001 implementation and UKAS certification and will be there at every step, to assist and answer questions regarding ISO 14001 requirements, to ensure a smooth implementation of the system.

To support ISO14001 implementation - Brunel Management provides:

  • An ISO 14001 Environmental procedure manual specific to your business.
  • Forms required by the code which you do not currently use.
  • ISO 14001 Implementation support
  • ISO 14001 Awareness Training
  • Internal audit guidance.
  • Management review guidance.
  • A dedicated ISO14001 single point of contact consultant available to assist at any time.

These services enable our ISO14001 implementation customers to move forward on their own after the certification.

ISO 14001 is widely recognised as the foundation standard of the ISO 14000 series. Its sole purpose is to specify a clear framework of control for a company's Environmental Management System.

  • ISO 14001:2004 is the internationally recognised standard for an organisation's Environmental Management System.
  • The ISO 14000 standards series emerged primarily as a result of the Uruguay round of the GATT negotiations and the Rio Summit on the Environment held in 1992.
  • ISO 14001:2004 has emerged as the standard most likely to be specified in client tenders to prove environmental credentials.
  • ISO 14000 elements provide businesses a flexible framework for managing and continually improving their environmental programs. Utilizing ISO 14001 enables companies to merge existing and new environmental programs into one coherent system to efficiently manage all their environmental activities.

The Benefits of ISO 14001

Having an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System provided by Brunel Managment will make a powerful statement about your organisation's commitment to the environment and give you internationally recognised "Green Credentials".

  • ISO 14001 will allow you to plainly demonstrate legal and regulatory conformity.
  • ISO 14001 has the potential to reduced the cost of public liability insurance.
  • ISO 14001 will help you to reduce costs in terms of your company's overall consumption, waste and recycling management.
  • ISO 14001 will help you to manage and monitor environmental risks.
  • ISO 14001 will help your company to crystallise its environmental policy, develop sustainable environmental objectives, and implement positive actions.
  • ISO standards are a requirement on tender lists for most local authorities, large corporations and many small to medium environmentally aware businesses.
  • Implementing ISO 14001:2004 will clearly show you where energy savings can be made and can potentially save you hundreds of pounds each year on your energy bills.


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