What is ISO 14001?
ISO certification exists to ensure good health and safety, eco-friendly practices, and more. ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation, and they are a non-governmental, independent body that publishes the standards.
Standards give customers and other stakeholders confidence as in order to obtain certification, organisations are audited by a third-party external assessor.
ISO 14001 is the recognised standard for Environmental Management and specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System. It is used by businesses globally to improve their environmental performance and demonstrate their commitment to the environment. The standard can apply to any business, regardless of its size, sector, or activities.
Let’s Talk Pricing
Considering whether ISO 14001 is suitable and cost-friendly for your company? One of the most frequently asked questions, and most important factors is the cost.
There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to building an Environmental Management System around your organisation. This means that often there are numerous factors that can affect the price.
Some of these factors include:
- The size of your company
- Your industry
- The complexity of your businesses processes
What the Costs Could Entail
Although the above information will likely help you understand what is involved in putting a quote together, you may be looking for a break down of what the costs could entail… so let us further discuss exactly that.
It takes both time and money to implement and maintain an Environmental Management System. The process of becoming ISO certified is different for each company, typically taking around 3 to 6 months, depending on the size and complexity of your organisation.
Because ISO 14001 emphasises employee participation at all levels of the company, including those in leadership roles, you’ll need to plan and put time aside alongside your employees’ day-to-day responsibilities. The frequency of your surveillance audits may vary based on the number of staff and the environmental risk your business poses, so be sure to plan ahead for the resources needed.
There may be a cost associated with training if your organisation does not currently have any internal auditor trained employees. The cost varies depending on the training and the provider, so it is advised to do your research. Training courses are a good way of ensuring staff are competent and more efficient in carrying out their responsibilities, putting less strain on resources in the long run.
Hiring a Consultant
If time and resources are already limited, hiring an ISO 14001 consultant will ensure a smooth implementation process.
Candy Management Consultants are a friendly team of experts within the ISO and Health and Safety industries. We serve clients nationwide and can assist with the implementation of ISO 14001. We make sure all our services are provided promptly and have an 100% success rate to date.