Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015)

This international standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system, to enable an organization to formulate a policy and objectives taking into account legislative requirements and information about significant environmental impacts.

This international standard specifies the requirements of such an environmental management system. It has been written to be applicable to all types and sizes of organizations and to accommodate diverse of geographical, cultural, and social conditions.

Ref.: ISO 14001:2015 Introduction and Scope

ISO 14001:2015 management system development and implementation should be a fundamentally important decision by any business to ensure future success and long term business sustainability on sound management practices and principles.

Build your company into the future by periodic assessment of the past performance and continuous improvement through application of efficient and effective technologies, integration of management systems and sound management decisions.

Common perceptions of ISO 14001:2015 which prevent you from development and successful operation of an ISO 14001:2015 based management system:

  • It is only for big companies
  • Too expensive
  • Just for manufacturers
  • Massive paperwork
  • Time consuming and inflexible

Preventing me from innovation and creativity

Before you turn away, we invite you to try the following:

Read the introduction (above) from ISO 14001:2015 again

Enter the ISO website and inform yourself at the source

Buy the ISO 14001:2015 standard from your local standards organization and study it. (Don’t delegate the reading)

Listen to yourself and not the “Experts???”

Contact a company you know, which is reputable, successful and operates a management system in compliance with ISO 14001:2015

Make ISO 14001:2015 compulsory reading for your management team

This message is for MD’s, CEO’s, Company Owners and those ones who want to become one of them!

Strengthen your operational ISO 14001:2015 System

? Should you be the one of many, maintaining ISO 14001:2015 just under the pressure of the customer, expand yourself and make a cost burden a Return on Investment.

? Demand system performance for your company and bottom line

? Get knowledgeable and expect the same from your team


ISO 9001:2015 and other sector specific management systems are compatible with ISO 14001:2015 for integration!!

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