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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 9001 & ISO 14001 for Cleaning Companies

The Benefits of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certification for the Cleaning Industry

There are many benefits to Cleaning companies in getting certified to both ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management. Interface’s director, Gavin Jordan, discusses in more detail these benefits, and how to go about getting ISO Certified if you have a Cleaning company in the latest edition of ‘Tomorrow’s Cleaning’, a digital magazine providing in depth converge on the latest news of the Cleaning industry.

You can read our article by clicking below and going to page. 56, a very useful and informative piece for the Cleaning services industries.
You can also visit Tomorrows Cleaning here, and download there app for convenience here.

If you would like to find out more, or start the process to get your company ISO 9001 Certified, please get in touch.

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OHSAS 18001 Certification

All you need to know about OHSAS 18001 Certification (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems)

OHSAS 18001 is the British Standard for Occupational Health and Safety. It is internationally applied and recognised as a demonstrator of accurate occupational health and safety operation. OHSAS 18001 Certification aligns adequately with the structure and requirements of the popular ISO 9001 and ISO 14001; this means that organisations who are already certified to the ISO 9001 and/or ISO 14001 standard can become OHSAS 18001 Certified more simply.

Perhaps the most important and attractive feature of getting OHSAS 18001 Certification is the ability to advertise of a safe working environment. The reasons behind getting OHSAS 18001 range from remaining up-to-date with legislation and protecting your staff, but some of the many benefits are:

  • Insurance premiums decrease
  • Rates of accidents and incidents decrease
  • Better ability to control occupational health and safety risks
  • Become highly compliant with health and safety legislation
  • Your reputation, with customers and stakeholders, will improve
  • Have a competitive advantage
  • The market is always competitive, and with OHSAS 18001 Certification you can do more than competitive pricing, you can stand out by demonstrating your commitment to providing a reliable service.

    Whether you are already certified to ISO standards or not, get in touch with us to find out how your organisation can benefit from OHSAS 18001 Certification and start the process today.
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    To find out more about ISO 14001 Certification or ISO 9001 Certification please follow the links provided to previous blog posts.

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Do you have ISO 14001 Certification?

Do you have ISO 14001 Certification? Don’t know what it is or entails? We are here to tell you just how much it can benefit your company.

With ISO 14001 certification you can highlight to your customers and suppliers that you are actively decreasing your environmental impact. This standard will not only benefit your company, but the environment too!

Among other benefits, ISO 14001 Certification will:

  • demonstrate your commitment to preserving our environment
  • cut down on costs and waste
  • give you a competitive edge
  • can reduce insurance costs

ISO 14001 is also compatible with other management systems such as ISO 9001, so you can add ISO 14001 Certification after already being certified to another standard or before.

We are based is Telford, Shropshire, however we operate nationally and have clients ranging all over the UK as well as some international clients.

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