as/nzs14001 environmental standard

ISO14001 is an international standard for the development of an effective EMS and was first developed by the International Standards Organization in 1996. The highly recognised standard specifies a process for the control and the continuous improvement of an organisation’s environmental performance. It has been written to be applicable to all industry types. 

The standard is a management tool enabling an organisation to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products and services; to continuously improve its environmental performance; and, to implement a systematic approach to set and achieve environmental objectives and targets. It applies to those environmental aspects identified, and controlled or influenced by the organisation.  Its framework sets a holistic and strategic approach to organisations’ environmental policy, plans and actions.  The standard does not specify environmental performance criteria but merely how to develop an EMS.

WHY Should i become certified?

With organisations becoming more aware of their environmental impact many want to manage and control their risks.  By implementing an ISO 14001 EMS they are formalising this process and gaining recognition for their actions.

Organisations that have implemented an effective ISO 14001 EMS may directly benefit through:


    Increased demand for their services and products  through a marketing advantage;


    Lowering business costs through reducing resource consumption and waste production;


    Improving their environmental performance and reducing their environmental impact;


    Achieving their environmental commitments and environmental policy requirements;


    Meeting their environmental legal requirements;


    Committing to social responsibilities;


    Promoting a positive image with stakeholders, customers and employees; and


    Retaining environmental knowledge and ensuring information is effectively communicated

how i can help you get there !

Having taken one large company to certification I can help you set up your EMS.

Call me today and discuss your company's ideas and requirements.