ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

ISO 14001 is a voluntary international standard for Environmental Management Systems, sometimes referred to as a EMS. The standard provides a framework that organisations of all sizes can follow to manage environmental aspects, fulfill compliance obligations, and address risks and opportunities.

There are many industries where ISO 14001 certification is a contractual legal requirement. For some it can be an essential tool for gaining the advantage over competitors and demonstrating enhanced credibility in relation to environmental performance.


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Implementing an ISO 14001 EMS with Candy Management will enhance environmental awareness and performance from top management across your entire organisation and if done right will achieve cost savings through improved efficiency and reduced waste.

A Candy EMS will also enable you to identify costly environmental aspects and impacts and develop improvements initiatives which will result in a waste reduction culture and reduced financial loss through inefficiency. This can open doors to new business especially when completing PQQ and Tenders for contacts which can result in company growth, opening up new market opportunities.

Candy Managements ISO 14001 Consultancy Service

Our management systems have been implemented across all sectors and have been certified by UKAS Accredited bodies multiple times. Every customer has unique need and we tailor our services to meed those needs. Whether you need full implementation support or a hand holding we will be there for you until you get your ISO 14001 certificate and beyond. 

  • We offer a free no obligation initial assessment to establish what level of support you need and identify how we can work together to ensure your success.
  • We have fixed pricing for consultancy days. We do not charge management fees and only invoice as each consultancy day is completed.
  • Our implementation approach is tailored to your needs and takes into consideration exiting processes to avoid unnecessary disruptive changes. 
  • We work with your team and encourage their buy in and participation.
  • We will ensure Our consultant explain everything we do and how it is completed so you and your team can continue meeting compliance targets after the initial implementation period ends.
  • We are a one-stop shop with comprehensive and integrated ISO 14001 resources:
    • Industry experienced consultants.
    • Environmental management expertise across all sectors.
    • Project management expertise.
    • Train as you go approach.
    • Hands on support with management reviews and internal audits. 
    • Certification services both UKAS and none UKAS.
  • We help tailor your Environmental Management System so that it suits your requirements and is cost-effective to operate and still continues to meet ISO 14001 requirements.
  • All our management systems are built around Annex SL and can be fully integrated with other systems including ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.
  • Our simple, ‘no quibble’ 100% guarantee of successful certification removes all worry.

ISO 14001 Requirements explained

Clause 4 Context of the organisation

Clause 4 Context addresses the “context” of the organisation. Before proceeding with developing processes or procedures we need to understand the business in regards to how the business is run and what factors can hinder or contribute to the running of the business. In other words what does the business do. In determining the context we will identify internal and external issues, interested parties and the scope of the EMS.   

Clause 5 Leadership

Clause 5 Leadership requires the company’s top management to actively lead the Environmental Management System and be able to demonstrate this through policies and responsibilities. Leadership has emphasis on environmental performance and waste with specific applications ranging from identifying aspects and impacts and any regulatory requirements and risks. The top management’s responsibilities include establishing an environmental policy, communication of the policy and the importance of the eMS and assigning responsibilities to ensure the effectiveness of the EMS. 

Clause 6 Planning

Clause 6 Planning addresses the process of determining the activities required to achieve a desired goal. Planning also involves thinking about the risks that may occur in future and addressing these through adequate control measures. Clause 6 of ISO 14001 deals with this highly critical activity and requires an organisation to identify its environmental aspects and address risk and plan for the uncertainties pro-actively preventing undesired impacts on the environment. Another aspect of planning is to identify objectives which can be used to monitor and track our progress. Additionally, this clause requires an organisation to plan for changes and follow a structured approach for any changes required in the management system.

Clause 7 Support

Clause 7 Support requires the organisation to determine and provide the resources needed for the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and continual improvement of the Environmental Management System. In doing so the organisation should consider the capabilities of, and constraints on, existing internal resources and what needs to be obtained from external providers. This will include people, infrastructure, the working environment, monitoring and measuring resources, organisational knowledge, competence & awareness, communication, documented information.

Clause 8 Operation

Clause 8 Operation requires the organisation to plan, implement and control the processes needed to meet the requirements of the EMS and legal requirements. These include controls to ensure environmental performance is maintained and preparing and testing emergency plans.

Clause 9 Performance evaluation

Clause 9 Performance Evaluation require an organisation assess its own performance in meeting regularity requirements as well as its performance in meeting the requirements of its own EMS and the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard. These will include activities such as, establishing what needs to be monitored and measured, analysis and evaluation of data, completing internal audits and top management carrying out a formal review on the performance of the EMS.

Clause 10 Improvement

Clause 10 Improvement requires and organisation to determine and select opportunities for improvement and implement any necessary actions to meet customer requirements and enhance environmental performance. These activities include improving aspects and impacts as well as to address future needs and expectations of interested parties. Correcting, preventing, or reducing undesired effects and improving the performance and effectiveness of the environmental management system and investigating and correcting environmental non-conformance.  

ISO 14001 GAP Analysis

A Candy Management lead consultant can carry out a no obligation fully detailed GAP analysis on your existing systems to identify what work is needed to meet the requirements of all the ISO 14001 clauses. Or you can give us a call and speak to one of our advisers for free.    

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