What is an Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 standard)

An Environmental management system abbreviated as EMS, provides organisations with a means to identify, assess, manage, monitor and control their environmental impacts in a “holistic manner”.

Environmental sustainability is an enormous challenge for organisations of today. The legal structures have become complex and onerous. Organisations can operate efficiently only when they proactively manage the environmental impacts with their business processes.

ISO 14001 standard provides an excellent framework for assisting organisations to manage environmental risks and to become environmentally friendly by developing and implementing an Environmental Management Systems.

This ISO standard is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes. With this EMS in place, your business grows without hurting the environment in any way.

The Process



We review your existing management systems in relation to requirements of the relevant standards for certification.


Stage 1 Audit

A review of your management system(s) documentation is undertaken as the first step in the certification process.


Certification Audit

The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have implemented the management system across your organisation.


Years 2 & 3: Certification Maintenance

We will conduct an annual Surveillance Audit to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.

The Benefits

With the ISO 14001 standard, you can

Decrease the environmental impact of business activities

Utilise resources in an effective manner

Reduce waste, thereby improving productivity

Increase profits through an improvement in efficiency

Save money by decreasing waste, increasing recycling, and efficiently consuming resources

Achieve compliance, which will help you expand your business