Environmental Management Systems - ISO 14001


This international standard defines a framework for controlling and improving an organisation's environmental performance.

It provides a focus on your company’s environmental aspects; especially those that are significant. By identifying objectives and planning these effectively; improvements will be made to the environmental performance of the business and in many cases; to the profitability of the business.

The main areas of the standard follow the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” methodology; which is the theme used across management standards.

  • General requirements

  • Environmental policy

  • Planning implementation and operation

  • Checking and corrective action

  • Management review


The implementation of an effective environmental management system (EMS) can realise a number of benefits including:

  • Reduce costs; by analysing energy efficiency, improving waste and water management

  • Reduce environmental risks & aid achieving legal and regulatory compliance

  • Promote your business – environmental credentials are becoming more important in supplier/customer relationships

  • Potentially reduce your public liability insurance costs

  • Enhance your company brand and reputation in your community and to customers

ISO 14001 can be applied by any organisation wishing to implement a formal management system for managing its environmental impacts. This can be developed into a separate or Integrated Management System (IMS). For further information please contact us