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ISO 14001:2015 Certification

Environment Management System (EMS)

ISO 14001:2015 standard and its Certification

About ISO 14001:2015 standard (EMS)

ISO 14001:2015 is the latest version of Environmental Management System (EMS) released by International Organization for standardization. Any organization can implement the requirements of this standard and obtain certification from third party certification body- IAS.

ISO 14001:2015 standard provides framework for organizations to plan, design, implement, monitor, control, improve and enhance persistently their EMS performances. It specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to develop its environmental performance.

ISO 14001:2015 Standard emphasis on the organization to control its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner. Further, the standard addresses the intended outcome of its environmental management system, which provides value for the environment, the organization itself and their interested parties.

The proper management of the environmental factors helps to use the resources efficiently and thereby we are able to achieve reduced production of waste. EMS is the only way to attain a enhanced environmental performance by an organization

What is new in ISO 14001:2015?

The Current Version ISO 14001:2015 adapt to the High Level Structure (Annex SL). This new structure helps to combine and integrate different management systems and includes the PDCA approach (Plan-Do-Check-Act). The main changes that are related to.

  • Increased the requirements of top management commitment and involvement in achieving effective EMS.
  • Emphasis on risk-based thinking.
  • Need to understand the context of the organization, the needs & expectations and the requirements of interested parties.
  • Consideration of a life cycle perspective
  • Increased flexibility on the use of documentation

About ISO 14001 Certification:

The entire environmental issues of an organization can be identified and controlled by the ISO 14001:2015 certification. The objective of ISO 14001:2015 certification is to decrease the amount of wastages produced by the company and to reduce the environmental pollution to the least amount.

This certification is a process by which IAS, a third party certification body with valid accreditation plans and conducts ISO 14001 audit to its clients and provide internationally valid certifications.

ISO 14001:2015 certification is a representation of how you and your organization is responsible for the betterment of the environment and it helps to entice and outshine customer expectation.

Certification by a neutral body is also seen as a way to qualify your organizations competence, capability and the vision is towards of this International standard requirement.

Even though ISO 14001 certification is taken based on the customer demand, the current scenario induces to top management of several organizations to consider this certification as one of the effective way to demonstrate that their organization is highly responsible in caring the environment.

ISO 14001:2015 certification is applicable to any organization, regardless of its size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services of an organization

Coverage of ISO 14001 Certification in Malaysia:

IAS is one of the highly performing as ISO Certification Bodies in Malaysia. IAS conducts auditing and providing ISO 14001 certification in Malaysia and also for various standards in Malaysia. It also delivers ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Training, and ISO 14001 Awareness/Foundation Training in Malaysia. All these certification and Training services by IAS for the country is managed from its office in kuala lumpur from where it covers all the major cities johor, kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, pulau pinang, sabah, sarawak, Selangor, terengganu, wilayah persakutuan, Melaka and perlis kedah.

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 Process to obtain an ISO Certification

  • Contact IAS by sending the application and call us for a free discussion and we can guide you in getting the ISO 14001:2015 Certification.
  • Based on the Application form submitted by your organization, IAS initiates ISO certification process for your company. Your application will be scrutinized and IAS will come out with the plan to conduct audits. Our staffs will be in touch with you to discuss and help you in the certification process. Check more detailed ISO 14001 certification procedure.
  • Plan and implement ISO 14001:2015 standards requirements through documented Information (how this standard is practiced, monitored and continually improved).
  • Majorly, ISO certification audit includes 2 stages

                    Stage 1Audit: Readiness Audit

                    Stage 2 Audit: Verifying the effectiveness of the implementation of ISO 14001:2015.

  • The organization applying for ISO certification is audit based on an extensive sample of its sites, services, process, products & functions.
  • If any deviation is observed during the audit, a deviation report will be provided along with the detailed audit report. According to the grading of the deviations the IAS determines the time required for its closure including the correction and corrective actions which has to be approved by IAS audit team. After the effective closure of Non conformity, the Certificate is issued limiting to the scope that was audited.

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Why IAS?

  • Having nearly two decades of audit experience helps your Organization to attain the certification faster.
  • Auditors and trainers in IAS are innovative, simple, practical and effective in implementation of process that helps to strengthen the business operations of the organization.
  • We are an authorized certification body and issue the Certificates which is accredited by UQAS, a well renowned Accreditation body.
  • The Knowledge and skills gained through experience and the global presence of IAS has created a history of executing successful large-scale, complex worldwide projects.
  • IAS conducts the certification audits in more sensible manner to benefit the clients of small, medium and large organization. Our procedures are simple to understand and the services are timely and cost effective.
  • Our presence is in India, Oman, Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait, Philippines, UAE, with more than 6000 clients
  • We have successfully addressed almost all the sectors broadly diversified in Automobile industry, Consumer electronics, Telecommunication, Healthcare Industry, Steel production, Industrial equipment, FMCG industry, Aerospace manufacturing, Food industry, Textile industry, Chemical Industry, Oil and Gas, Energy, IT Industry, Hospitality industry.
  • We have experienced empanelled auditors to effectively asses an organization’s conformance to Environmental Management System unleashing a true potential for Improvement.

Benefits of achieving ISO 14001:2015 certification

  • Organizations benefit from the implementation of an environmental management system based on ISO 14001:2015 by improving their environmental performance, saving resources, energy and money.
  • A certified environmental management system is a good preventive tool and helps to be in compliance with legal and other requirements.
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) certification provides an assurance to the administration, employees, and customers that environmental impacts are being measured and improved.
  • Nowadays, it is becoming more and more significant to exhibit that the organizations are thinking about their environmental impact and providing a system in place that will not only benefit the environment but also reduce the cost and improve efficiency within the organization.
  • It is Cost savings in waste, recycling and consumption
  • Develop Company reputation and the confidence of Stakeholders through planned communication.
  • Provide competitive and financial benefits through improved efficiencies and reduced costs.
  • promote better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems
  • The implementation of ISO 14001:2015 helps to strengthen the competitive advantage. You will easily increase the trust of stakeholders and also you are able to create a positive impact on your commercial performances.
  • EMS – 14001:2015 certifications include improved compliance with the current regulatory requirement and maintain company reputation

What an Organization should do to achieve certification?

  • Implement ISO 14001:2015(Environmental Management System) in your organization. E.g. Documenting, training the staffs, practicing the system etc
  • Before going for certification, conduct one internal Audit program through trained EMS Internal Auditor.
  • Collect the data’s of your organization process and complete the analysis.
  • Conduct a Management review with the assistance of analyzed data and effect some decision to improve the Organization performance towards continual improvement.
  • Call IAS for conducting Audit and discuss audit procedure specific to your organization
  • Complete the certification audit successfully. (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Close out the Non conformances, if any.
  • Collect and maintain the ISO 14001 certification.
  • Do the surveillance audit yearly.
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