ISO 14001 "Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use" is a voluntary international standard applicable to any type of public or private organisation, which specifies the requirements of an environmental management system.
ISO 14001 certification helps identify, manage and monitor the environmental impacts of an organisation’s activities. By improving its environmental performance and its processes, every organisation can benefit from certification, because it helps build customers’ trust and helps keep control of the business’s responsibilities in relation to sustainability and the environment.
ISO 14001 is recognised as a standard for certifying the Environmental Management System of organisations of all sizes. Based on the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” method, it provides a systematic framework for integrating practices designed to protect the environment by preventing pollution and reducing waste and the consumption of energy and materials.
Certifying your Environmental Management System to ISO 14001 is a strategically valuable operation. An Environmental Management System enables organisations to pursue objectives and implement policies that take account of legal requirements and information relating to significant environmental aspects. Specifically, developing an Environmental Management System certified to UNI EN ISO 14001, enables companies to manage the environmental aspects of their processes systemically, with a view to enhancing efficiency and environmental performance, thus reaping various benefits, including:
Since the administrative responsibility of companies has now been extended to certain types of environmental offences, it is possible to develop an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System in conjunction with an organisational model in accordance with Legislative Decree 231/01, so as to provide evidence that your business has put systems in place to prevent unlawful conduct.
The more authoritative the awarding body, the higher the value of your management system certification in the market. IMQ is Italy’s leading conformity assessment body and is one of the top players by number of certifications issued, within the framework of management system certification. Its auditors operate nationwide and, backed up by long experience and up-to-date skills, provide a useful service not only to organisations, but also to the latter’s customers, consumers and stakeholders.