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ISO 14001 Certification

Environmental Management System

A FramEwork for Environmental ManagEment

The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use standard is internationally recognized as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard and is suitable for organizations of all sizes. The standard provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, pollution prevention, waste minimization, as well as energy and materials consumption reduction. It is relevant to all organizations, regardless of their size, location, or industry and can help these businesses save money by reducing their water and energy consumption and by limiting what waste is sent to local landfills.

ISO 14001:2015 Standard Requirements

  • Leadership demonstrates commitment to environmental management
  • Plans must consider the organization’s context and interested parties
  • Environmental impact of the product life cycle must be considered
  • Organization must be commit ted to continual EMS improvement
  • Communications strategy allows idea sharing for EMS improvement
  • Organization must control or influence outsourced processes

The Certification Process

  1. Upskilling - Become familiar with ISO 14001 objectives and requirements
  2. Gap Analysis - Identify gaps against ISO 14001 requirements
  3. Implementation - Outline and implement measures to comply with ISO 14001 requirements
  4. Documentation - Record measures and key performance indicators to document effectiveness and compliance


Organizations certified to ISO 14001 demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. The certificate can significantly improve your bargaining position when taking part in public and private green procurement tenders. As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental and ecological issues, certification helps your brand stand out as a responsible provider. Companies that implement an environmental management system aim to minimize wastage, from materials to energy consumption, throughout the supply chain and can thereby reduce cost. Beyond demonstrating that your organization is committed to sustainability, certification may also reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities.

Our Certification Services

TÜV SÜD provides ISO 14001 certification services for organizations around the world and across industries. Our international network enables us to serve organizations worldwide and certify their compliance to ISO 14001 on a global scale. Our experts hold international and national accreditations to satisfy local requirements for combined auditing exercises. In addition, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct that ensures complete independence. In addition to offering comprehensive evaluations and reports, we can provide you with our TÜV SÜD certification mark, which is globally recognized and synonymous with quality and safety.

For brands that wish to further enhance their environmental management credentials, we can also provide Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) compliance assessment.

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management

A quick introduction to the leading system standard for environmental management

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Leading the Charge to Change with ISO 14001

Leading the Charge to Change with ISO 14001

Jump start or improve your environmental management system (EMS)

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The Benefits of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in an Organization

The Benefits of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001

Strike a balance between operational efficiency and energy efficient sustainable development

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The Growing Importance of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 Certifications for Global Organizations

Importance of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 Certifications for Global Organizations

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