ISO 14001 - Environmental management system

Certification of environmental management systems according to ISO 14001

Certification of the environmental management system (EMS) according to ISO 14001 guarantees continuous improvement and cost reduction through the economical use of raw materials and energy.

Further advantages are:

  • Identification of sources of error and their elimination
  • Competitive advantages in the selection of suppliers from an environmental perspective
  • Increased trust among customers, investors and the public
  • an improvement in legal compliance and predictability of liability risks
  • Motivation and qualification of all employees

If a functioning environmental management system is used as a basis, other management systems can often be implemented without problems – e.g. quality, energy or occupational safety. The combined certification of integrated management systems also offers a number of additional, including financial, advantages.

The revision of the EM standard to ISO 14001:2015 considerably facilitates the integration of several standards. The basis for this is the introduction of a uniform structure for all management systems - the "High Level Structure" (HLS).