Environmental Management Systems (EMS) – ISO 14001 Certification.

The Key Benefits of Implementing ISO 14001:2015 Into Your Business

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ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It can help an organisation improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

It can be easily integrated into an existing ISO management system I.E 9001, and is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes, whether they are private, not-for-profit or governmental.

It requires that an organisation considers all environmental issues relevant to its operation, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation and resource use and efficiency.

As a result of implementing this into your business you can expect to be able to:

  • Demonstrate your compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees.
  • Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication.
  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management.
  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs.
  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organisations business systems.

Last week we certified clients from the landscaping and storage industries in Telford and Sheffield, who were looking to achieve their business aims by incorporating environmental issues into their business management.

If you would like to know more about this one of dedicated staff would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Benefits

There are several benefits to implementing ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 management systems. By gaining certification your business could open itself up to whole new markets, and increase your success when applying for tenders.

As well as this other benefits include:

  • Reduction in waste and consumption
  • Effective risk management
  • Possible reduction in insurance costs
  • A competitive advantage against other businesses in your sector
  • Improved customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Stronger stakeholder relationships

To find out more about gaining one or both of these Standards, get in touch today on 01952 288325, or fill out our online enquiry form.

FAQ’s About ISO 14001:2015

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ISO 14001:2015 update

Who is it for?

This Standard is perfect for any SME, multi-sites and larger organisations, no matter the nature of the business.

What is it for?

The Standard helps organisations achieve industry regulated requirements to demonstrate to stakeholders that you consider the environment, and could give you more success when applying for tenders.

It also provides help on how to integrate the use of environmental performance evaluation techniques (EPE) and how to seamlessly merge Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with other compatible management systems, such as ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS).

This Standard is also very useful for multi-sites, as it provides a steady framework all sites can work to when implementing ISO 14001.

How can my business benefit?

The Standard can help your organisation develop, whilst still reducing the environmental impact of your organisational growth. It aids in enhancing your reputation with customers, stakeholders and the public, whilst also meeting regulatory Standards set by the industry, as well as local authorities and the government and assists you in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PPQ) stage when applying for tenders. For many industries, an up-to-date ISO 14001 certificate is a necessity to be considered for a tender.

How is this different to my ISO 14001:2004 Standard?

The Standard was updated to make sure it seamlessly provided continual help with your business processes, enabling you to save money and deal with the environmental challenges that lie ahead in the near future. Whilst it still maintains a phased approach when managing risk and legislation compliance, other phases and stages have been updated.

Read a more in-depth review of the ISO 14001:2015 update, and comparisons with the 2004 version of the Standard here.

ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally recognised Standard. If you have any questions or would like a free quote, call us today on 01952 288325 and talk to a member of our dedicated team or fill out our online enquiry form

3 Ways ISO 14001 helps industry meet environment

The UN announced that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record, so here is 3 ways your company can reduce it’s environmental impact and improve credibility…

Reduction of emissions
By implementing ISO 14001, you are committing to working with a greener ethos. The system is seamlessly combined with your company’s strategies to reduce the amount of harmful emissions you produce. This “reduce” approach comes hand-in-hand with cost reductions, possible tax and liability insurance reductions.

2. Reduction of waste

ISO 14001’s primary focus is waste reduction. By identifying and addressing areas where waste is being created, you can adjust and address this accordingly, whilst improving your green credentials within your local community and with investors too.

3. Raising awareness

By going through the process of being certified for ISO 14001, you are making a statement. You are telling your employees, customers, and potential stakeholders that you are confident in your environmental statements. You can crate environmental awareness amongst your workforce, and actively reduce the risks to employees and the environment.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised Standard. To learn more click here. If you are interested in being certified, would like a quote or have any general enquiries, please call 01952 288325, or fill out our enquiry form.

ISO 14001 for Architects

Is ISO 14001 right for your Architectural practice?

Here at Interface NRM, we are committed to providing a bespoke service. We are proud to have worked with award-winning architects across the whole of the UK, so we can provide our expert services to architectural practices big or small!

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We understand your duty to consider the environment, not only in the running of your business, but also in the projects you undertake – having an environmental management system in place shows your dedication to reducing your company’s reliance on non-renewable sources.

So what are the benefits of ISO 14001

• Reduction in costs due to focus on renewable resources and energy management
• Increased profitability
• Compliance with RIBA Chartered Practice requirements
• Improve your company’s reputation and public image
• An advantage over your competitors when tendering for business
• Compliance with the law and environmental regulations
• Management of environmental risks

So if you want to demonstrate your commitment to running an environmentally friendly practice, and want that competitive edge against your employers, then start the ISO 14001 certification process with us today!

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised Standard. To get ahead of the competition, call us today on 01952 288325 for a quote, or fill out our enquiry form.