- The Environment is a critical focus for us all
- Why ISO 14001 is Essential For Your Business?
- Benefits of ISO 14001 in your business
- How can Prince's support you
- Gaining/maintaining certification
- Who is responsible?
- Do I Need to Conduct a Gap Analysis?
- Had Your ISO 14001 Audit, but have NCRs To Fix?
All organisations have a responsibility for their business processes; both ethically and practically. Legislation has punishments in place for polluters of air, land and/or water.
The UK Government is attempting to nationally reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and locally, councils are supplying increased recycling centres for bottles, cardboard, paper and unwanted white goods etc.
ISO 14001 is suitable for all types and sizes of organisations. The standard requires an organisation to analyse all environmental issues related to its operations, such as air pollution, water or sewage issues, soil contamination, waste management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource consumption and efficiency.
More and more organisations reject tenders from businesses without current ISO 14001 certification. Therefore to increase revenue and satisfy more clients, ISO 14001 is becoming a necessity in the business world.
The standard is designed to control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance. Whether you already have environmental systems in place, this standard can be an efficient system to implement.
Prince’s specialise in removing the complexity of managing multiple tasks and overcoming challenges with ease. We work with your existing management systems, guiding you step by step through implementation, all the way through to certification. Through the use of existing templates combined with our consultant’s expertise we succeed in achieving a first-time pass for you.
Let us do the hard work for you and get you the pass you need in minimal timescales!
Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 14001 includes continual improvement of an organisations systems and approach to environmental matters. The standards recent revision requires key improvements such as the increased importance of environmental management within the organisations strategic planning processes, increased participation from leadership and a positive responsibility to proactive initiatives that enhance environmental performance.
Every organisation is unique; whether you require ISO implementation, maintenance or assistance at audit Prince’s offer a variety of options to assist you
Prince’s offer complete support for businesses wanting to achieve ISO 14001 certification.
Our consultants can do the following:
Our consultants drive the ISO programme on your behalf from beginning to end, to minimise the impact on your resources and to achieve a speedy certification.
Prince’s can obtain quotes and schedule audit dates. In addition to creating the relevant ISO documentation with your team. We can also assist during the audit process to ensure a seamless integration; to get you the results you need in the required timescales.
Once certification has been successfully achieved, our consultants liaise directly with you to plan a maintenance programme to keep your business complaint all year round. This usually requires a six-monthly visit to update all documentation and completion of an internal audit.
Future audit dates are planned with the audit team and full year-round support can be provided.
If you want ISO 14001 with minimal stress and inconvenience contact us.
Your organisation will need to appoint an ISO 14001 Management Representative, often referred to as the Environmental Manager. This person is responsible for achieving and maintaining ISO 14001 certification; therefore they will need to be familiar with the ISO 14001:2015 standard, understand its requirements and how to apply them at your organisation.
This person will need to have sufficient authority to implement and change operational processes within the organisation.
If you have multiple locations, it is best to appoint additional local management representatives at each site to oversee the day to day running of the management system.
Prince’s offer a bespoke service where we can coach and/or assist existing management representatives in audit best practices.
Due to our depth of expertise across many certifications, our consultants can train your chosen representative in a myriad of audit requirements, including integrated systems and how to internally audit the ISO standards.
Your chosen representative can also learn by working side-by-side with our expert consultant rather than attending formal training.
A gap analysis is not mandatory.
Many organisations will find a gap analysis useful to analyse the readiness to be audited for ISO 14001. It will identify if they are compliant and if any gaps exist.
The gap analysis results will help you determine where implementation efforts should be concentrated. It will be easier to prepare an ISO implementation plan with more accurate requirements and target dates.
Prince’s can assist your internal representative by conducting a gap analysis report and explaining tasks required to achieve certification.
Alternatively, we can train your internal representative to understand the gaps and complete them together.
Prince’s have vast experience in assisting organisations to implement the necessary processes to meet the standards required for the certification. This may require review of current processes to improve their system or a few tweaks of existing documentation. Once issued with your report we would immediately action findings.
Any new processes would be properly documented to ensure future employees and management can consistently follow the ISO standards. This helps employees, management and business owners to have robust standards in place and make them part of the organisation culture.
Our consultants can liaise with the auditors on your behalf and assist your organisation to achieve certification in minimal timescales.
If you need an urgent fix, email us your ISO findings report and your deadline date with URGENT in the title and one of our consultants will contact you.
Prince’s know how important it can be if you require an accelerated route to ISO 14001 certification.
This approach is sometimes essential where urgent compliance with ISO and other important standards is required to meet client, public or private sector purchasing requirements or to fulfil a contractual obligation.
We can offer resources to speed progress and meet your deadlines.
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