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ISO 14001 Certification

Environmental management system according to ISO 14001 | TÜV Rheinland

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Professional environmental management – an important step toward securing the future

Expert environmental management is no longer considered a ‘nice-to-have’, but rather a strategic instrument. Only those who systematically manage emissions, recycling and the use of natural resources today, will be able to sustain their business model tomorrow.

When environmental management is developed in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard, a viable and sustainable balance can be reached between economic demands and the prevention of ecological pollution. Only when both these aspects are in harmony, can we speak of truly sustainable positioning.

That’s because sustainability involves more than matters such as the reduction of emissions, waste and wastewater, or the targeted use of resources. Correctly understood and implemented, an environmental management system also reduces your costs, improves legal clarity, fosters ecological awareness among your employees, promotes your corporate image, and allows potential sources of error to be identified at an early stage.

In this regard, our ISO 14001 certification is a very effective instrument. During our audits, our experts work with you to uncover potential for optimization. Plus, the certificate itself is a key element in ensuring your company will continue to be perceived positively into the future – by both society and regulatory authorities.

Make an impact on the environment and sustainability with our ISO 14001 certification

In the past, corporate environmental protection was primarily aimed at systematic monitoring of on-site impact, in particular with regard to statutory compliance. Today, professional environmental management systems (EMS) work strategically, making employees aware of environmental protection and preventing negative environmental effects. A successful EMS orients your company towards sustainability and ensures continuous improvement through appropriate measures. The internationally recognized standard ISO 14001 supports these activities by applying a tried and tested system. ISO 14001 certification also enhances your image with customers, partners and employees and sends a clear signal of your commitment.

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ISO 14001 certification: operational environmental management is economical and efficient

An environmental management system certified by us in accordance with ISO 14001 is valid and recognized worldwide. It provides a trend-setting path towards personal responsibility and self-commitment. In the meantime, it has become a reliable way for many companies to improve and demonstrate their environmental performance.

With ISO 14001 certification, you uncover weak points in your environmental management system and create the basis for a continuous and verifiable improvement process. You reduce environmental risks, conserve natural resources and sustainably improve your environmental performance. Active and effective environmental protection requires not only modern technologies, but also an effective environmental management system. A certification is an increasingly important success factor in competition.

The High-Level-Structure (HLS) standardizes the structure of the ISO Management Standards. This higher-level structure enables you to combine management systems and thus build an integrated management system.

More information

pdf FAQ – DIN EN ISO 14001 revision 2015: Changes and Implications 406 KB Download
pdf FAQ – ISO 14001 Revision 2015 208 KB Download

Our experts answer frequently asked questions

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ISO 14001 certification procedure

Together with you, we establish an effective environmental management system in five steps. Our experts are at your side every step of the way.

  1. Pre-audit (optional): pre-evaluation by auditors
  2. Certification audit: checking the effectiveness of your environmental management system
  3. Conferral of certificate and entry in our online certificate database, Certipedia
  4. Annual surveillance audits
  5. Re-certification after three years and extension of the continuous improvement process

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