What is ISO 14001:2015
Environmental Management?

How does a business effectively demonstrate its commitment to environmental management systems?

ISO 14001:2015 Certification can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that the environmental impact is being measured and improved. ISO 14001 Certification is permitted only where an organisation can demonstrate successfully that they can accurately ascertain and document the impacts their operations have upon the environment and that their efforts to improve upon those impacts are ongoing.

UKAS accredited ISO 14001 certification helps introduce a continual improvement approach to an Environmental Management System (EMS). You will assess the best and worst impacts that your business has on the environment to then prioritise change and improvement to reduce the environmental impact of your business.

Growing awareness of global warming and increasing concern for the environment spurred the ISO into updating the standard in 2015, underlining the need for businesses and others to deal more energetically with improvements in areas such as waste management, distribution costs and the reduction in consumption of materials and energy.

The Benefits

The benefits of Environmental Management Principles


Your clients will increasingly expect your Company to have an EMS in place that is externally audited and certified, to guarantee its credibility. UKAS accredited ISO 14001 certification will enable you to demonstrate to those associated with your business that you are doing your best for the planet and to ensure you, the supplier, are taking your responsibilities of the future of our planet, for our children and grandchildren, seriously.


The financial rewards to your organisation of an effective EMS usually means that your system will pay for itself in the first few years with future savings on energy and waste management being added to ongoing profit.


Compliance with environmental laws and regulations is critical for organizations. ISO 14001 provides a systematic approach to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, reducing the risk of fines and penalties.


ISO 14001 helps organisations identify and manage environmental risks, preventing incidents that could lead to environmental harm, legal consequences, or damage to the organisation's reputation.


Achieving ISO 14001 certification demonstrates an organisation's commitment to environmental responsibility. This can enhance the organisation's reputation among customers, suppliers, regulators, and the community.

Auditing & certification at your convenience

Some businesses are put off seeking ISO 14001 certification because they think it will disrupt their business or they don’t have a physical site.

A simple risk assessment can be completed for any ISO certification audits allowing for the possibility of remote auditing as well as onsite auditing or even a blended approach of both.  This can reduce the overall disruption and improve the efficiencies of audits whilst still meeting the UKAS requirements.

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How the process works

Simple stages to getting certification sorted!

Scope of Assessment

Complete a Quote Profile Form to enable us to understand your company and requirements. Either complete the online profile form or download and complete offline and email it back to info@qecuk.com

  • Simply fill out our profile form
  • Just choose the sections for your chosen standards
  • We will review and come back to you
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Providing you a proposal

We will review and use this information provided to understand your risk and complexity and provide you with a proposal for certification including the costs and audit durations for the full 3-year cycle.  Once agreed your certification journey can begin.

  • Review profile form
  • Prepare formal proposal
  • Agreement for costs and audit durations
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Successfully Certified

You will follow a 2-stage initial audit process.  Once you have completed a successful 2 stage initial audit, you will be issued with a UKAS accredited ISO certificate valid for 3 years subject to annual audits...

  • Stage 1 – Desktop document review
  • Stage 2 – Evidenced based Audit
  • Certificate issued
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Acquire the Standard

UKAS Accredited ISO 14001 Certification

We can provide your UKAS Accredited ISO 14001 Certification. If you are interested in ISO 14001 Certification you should first purchase a copy of the standard.

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*Remember, even if you have UKAS Accredited ISO 14001 Certification currently with an-other certification body, you may wish to change. This transfer can be made at any point during the certification journey, the service is completely free, you can apply for ISO 14001 with QECUK and we can become your new certification body.

Certificate Duration

How long does the ISO 14001 Certification last?
The ISO 14001 certification is valid for 3 years subject to an annual surveillance audit.

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ISO 14001 Consultancy Support

We are here to help!

Because of the UKAS accreditation rules, we are unable to offer direct ISO 14001 consultancy to our clients in order for them to achieve UKAS Accredited ISO 14001 Certification. This is due to rigorous accreditation rules however we are able to put you in touch with organisations in your region that can support your ISO 14001 consultancy needs and provide guidance when implementing an ISO 14001 management system.

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