Environmental Management System

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management Systems standard. It provides a framework that organisations can follow to manage their environmental responsibilities and risks.

The Environmental Management System standard, ISO 14001:2015, when implemented, is a strategic activity that helps manage environmental aspects, fulfil compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.

As a part of the ISO family of standards, ISO 14001 can easily be integrated with other management system standards, most commonly ISO 9001.

Best Practice is JAS-ANZ accredited to provide Certification to this standard.

ISO 14001 Certification Quote

Step 1

Optional Gap Analysis

Performed by Best Practice, we evaluate your management system to each clause of the relevant standard. This will identify the level of compliance that your existing management system has.

Best Practice provides an assessment report outlining any faults in your management system that needs to be addressed prior to certification.

Step 2

Stage 1 Assessment

The evaluation of your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation.

This sets the foundation for the stage two assessment.

Step 3

Stage 2 Assessment

Best Practice needs to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across your business.

During an E-Audit an assessor will remotely partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business.

Your management system is assessed and verified as being implemented. 

Step 4

Certification

Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a ‘Statement of Certification’ is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.

This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.

Regular surveillance assessments will be performed at a minimum of once every 12 months to maintain your certification.

Step 1

Optional Gap Analysis

Performed by Best Practice, we evaluate your management system to each clause of the relevant standard. This will identify the level of compliance that your existing management system has.

Best Practice provides an assessment report outlining any faults in your management system that needs to be addressed prior to certification.

Step 2

Stage 1 Assessment

The evaluation of your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation.

This sets the foundation for the stage two assessment.

Step 3

Stage 2 Assessment

Best Practice needs to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across your business.

During an E-Audit an assessor will remotely partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business.

Your management system is assessed and verified as being implemented. 

Step 4

Certification

Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a ‘Statement of Certification’ is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.

This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.

Regular surveillance assessments will be performed at a minimum of once every 12 months to maintain your certification.

Why Choose Best Practice?

  • We are genuinely passionate and excited about helping customers not only get certified, but seeing them become more profitable, safe and efficient.
  • We pro-actively improve our own business so that we can help our customers improve their organisations.
  • A fresh approach to ISO certification – we are honest and open and want to grow with you.
  • Receive in-depth practical reports from assessors that add value to your business.
  • Included world-class online ISO training for your entire team.
  • We have our client’s best interest at heart, and remain focused on improving the business itself, rather than just providing certification and simply walking away.

Frequently ASked Questions

ISO 14001:2015 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management Systems standard. It provides a framework that organisations can follow to manage their environmental responsibilities and risks.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standard, when implemented, is a strategic activity that helps manage environmental aspects, fulfil compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.

As a part of the ISO family of standards, ISO 14001 can easily be integrated with other management system standards, most commonly ISO 9001.

The certification process has four steps.

1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your OH&S system against each clause of ISO 45001.

2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is an assessment of your management system documentation to evaluate it against the standard, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context. It sets the basis for Stage Two.

3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification, we need to check that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and sites, as well discuss your system with relevant people in your business.

4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a ‘Statement of Certification’ is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.

Surveillance assessments will need to be performed on a regular basis to maintain your certification.

Contact us with any questions you may have, or to find out more about the certification process.

ISO 14001: 2015 is the latest version of ISO 14001, which has an increased emphasis on risk-based thinking in the context of environmental management in your organisation.

ISO 14001 requires your organisation to take into account environmental concerns to minimise its footprint. This can be inside the organisation or extend to suppliers as well as the end deliverable.

There’s no mandate for organisations to get ISO 14001 certification, however, more proactive organisations will see the value in getting certified to show their clients and suppliers they take environmental concerns seriously, as well as being able to bid on large tenders that often require organisations to be certified.

ISO 14001 training requires you to get an understanding of your organisation’s environmental impact, and aims to introduce your organisation to new ways to operate that ultimately minimise its footprint. You’ll learn new ways of monitoring and measuring environmental impacts, as well as management strategies to minimise your environmental impact.

Being certified to ISO 14001 shows your stakeholders that you take environmental management seriously, which is topical in a modern business context, as well as enabling your organisation to bid on projects that it wasn’t previously able to such as large-scale, government or council tenders.

Once you are ISO 14001 certified, your certification expires three years after your certification has been approved. For ISO 14001 certification you will need regular audits to maintain your certification and keep it valid, known as surveillance audits. This is only applicable to IAF (International Accreditation Forum) certifications.

There are four steps to getting ISO 14001:2015 certification:

1. Gap Analysis (optional): The process begins with an optional gap analysis to evaluate your management system against each clause of ISO 14001:2015.

2. Stage One: The mandatory first step is a desktop assessment to evaluate your management system documentation, including policies, processes, management review records, scope and context as well as system implementation.

3. Stage Two: The stage two assessment is the final step of the initial certification process. To achieve certification against your systems, we need to verify that the documented requirements of the standard are implemented across the business. We visit your offices and premises as well as partake in discussions with relevant individuals in your business.

4. Certification: Once your stage two assessment is verified and the process is complete, a ‘Statement of Certification’ is issued, confirming compliance with the relevant standard.​ This certification is valid for a three-year period from the date of issue.

You can transfer your ISO 14001 certification to Best Practice seamlessly. We will continue your current certification schedule, contact us for an obligation free quote.

Why Best Practice?

  • We work to understand your business. We provide meaningful observations. It’s more than just compliance or non-conformance for us.
  • We provide you with support services. We help grow and continually improve your business with training, webinars, YouTube videos and our industry magazine, Certified.
  • We have no hidden fees. Our rates are all inclusive and transparent. We don’t have any hidden reporting, travel or preparation fees.
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