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Ixthus awarded ISO 14001:2015 – but what does that mean?

The ISO 14001:2015 standard is a globally recognised environmental management system (EMS) that provides a framework for organisations to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic and effective manner. An ISO 14001:2015 certificate is awarded to organisations that have successfully implemented and maintained an EMS that meets the requirements of the standard.

Scope of Certification

The ISO 14001:2015 certificate outlines the scope of the certification. This includes the specific environmental management system that has been certified, as well as any exclusions or limitations that apply. The scope of certification is important as it helps stakeholders understand the scope and extent of the certified EMS.

Certification Body

The certificate identifies the certification body that issued the certificate. The certification body is an independent third-party organisation that has been accredited to conduct ISO 14001:2015 certification audits. The certification body is responsible for verifying that the organisation's EMS meets the requirements of the standard.

Requirements of the Certification

The company must establish and maintain an environmental policy that is appropriate to the nature, scale, and environmental impact of its activities, products, and services. The company must identify its environmental aspects, assess their impact on the environment, and establish objectives, targets, and programs to improve environmental performance. The company must implement its environmental policy and management system, provide resources, and ensure that employees and stakeholders are aware of their environmental responsibilities.

The company must monitor and measure its environmental performance, investigate, and take corrective actions when necessary, and evaluate the effectiveness of its environmental management system. The company must conduct periodic reviews of its environmental management system to ensure its continued suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness.

Scope of Certification Statement

The certificate includes a statement that outlines the scope of the organisation's certified EMS. This statement provides stakeholders with a clear understanding of the organisation's environmental management system, including the activities, products, and services that are included.

An ISO 14001:2015 certificate includes a range of important information. By achieving and maintaining an ISO 14001:2015 certification, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to managing their environmental responsibilities in a systematic and effective manner.

Article published on: 09/05/2023

Article last updated on: 09/05/2023