ISO 14001 Environmental Consultancy Implementation Steps

A consultant will be appointed to manage your implementation project.

Project Initiation Meeting

Meeting with client’s senior management to define the organisational requirements, the environmental infrastructure and the scope of the implementation.

Gap Analysis Report Generation​

We will complete a gap analysis report of the organisations position regarding ISO 14001:2015 implementation.

Project Planning Reviews​

We will create a Project Plan that will detail the actions required, the timelines and assigned responsibilities. Our consultant will proactively manage the project by setting up and completing regular reviews with the customer.

Organisational Context Review​

Our Consultant will assist you in:

  • Determining the relevant external and internal issues that affect the organisations ability to achieve its intended outcomes of the environmental management system.
  • Identifying the relevant needs and expectations (i.e. requirements) of employees and other interested parties.

Legislation Register​

We will compile a legislation register detailing the organisations compliance obligations related to its environmental aspects.

Aspects & Impacts​

In consultation with the customer, we will identify, prioritise and manage the significant environmental aspects and impacts pertinent to the operational activities.

Guidance and Support​

During the life of the project, our consultant will provide supports and guidance to you by phone, email and webinar.

Risk and Objective Management​

Our consultant will assist the organisation in completing an analysis of its environmental aspects, its associated legal obligations and its risks and opportunities before deciding upon an appropriate set of environmental objectives.

Produce Required EMS Documentation​

Our consultant will assist you in the compilation of all documentation requirements that satisfy the needs of the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

Produce Ancillary Documentation​

During the documentation phase, our consultant will ensure that all necessary records have been identified and are maintained by the organisation.

Deliver staff training​

We will train your staff in their roles regarding the operation and management of the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

Verify the EMS - Internal Audit​

Our consultant will complete a set of onsite internal compliance audits and reports.

Management Review​

Our consultant will chair the initial management review and prepare a draft the management review minutes.

Auditing Body Management​

We will manage all communications with your chosen auditing body.

On Site Certification Audit Support​

If required by you, our consultant will act as your onsite system advisor during the certification audit. Alternatively, we will provide you with remote support by phone and email, whereby we will address any questions raised by the certification body during the Stage 1 or Stage 2 audits.

Benefits of ISO-14001:2015 Certification

This internationally agreed standard sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.

The standard provides a framework for:

  • Identifying environmental issues and implementing improvement performance measures that can result in waste reduction, compliance with legal requirements and improved organisational reputation.
  • Including environmental issues within the top business objectives of the business.

As ISO 14001 follows a common high level structure, it will more easily integrate with other Management System standards including ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 27001:2013.