When preparing your management system for certification to ISO 14001, you want to be confident that the system will provide a positive benefit to your organisation as well as meeting the requirements of the standard.
Initial environmental review
Get a good understanding of your environmental aspects and impacts, the context of your organisation, interested parties, compliance obligations and the operational controls you need to put into place.
We can set up an environmental register of legislation tailored to your organisation, with quarterly updates so you can be confident of your position at all times.
Building the system
Your system must work for you, as well as meeting specified standards for certification. We have written hundreds of management systems for clients, and seen many more examples of what does and doesn’t work in other organisations. Together, we can set up a system that works for you.
Preparing for your external audit
Do you dream of a stress-free external audit? The trick is to be prepared; to have a good internal audit programme in place, conducted by a competent auditor. We will help you to identify and tackle gaps in your system, existing non-conformities, legal non-compliances and areas for improvement so you can be confident when the external auditors arrive.
Internal audit and evaluation of compliance
Do your internal audits add value to the organization? Are they conducted by knowledgeable staff, who are also impartial? This is something that many of our clients struggle with – those staff who know enough about the system to audit it are often not impartial.
Employ us to conduct your internal audits and evaluations of compliance and you know that you are getting:
- Complete impartiality
- Qualified, experienced and highly skilled auditors
- Value from your internal audit programme.
Troubleshooting your system
Does your management system inspire? Provide a platform from which great things can be achieved? Or does it feel bureaucratic and get in the way? Are you struggling to find areas for continual improvement?
We often see management systems that just aren’t working for the organisation concerned. Our troubleshooting service will help to turn things around so you can derive real benefits from your environmental management system.
Transition to ISO 14001:2015
Are you confused by the new standard? Not sure whether your system meets the new requirements? We can help! We are an approved external auditor for the new standard, so we know exactly what needs to be done. We can conduct a gap analysis, provide directors’ briefings, help you to identify your compliance obligations, consider the context of the organization and conduct a risk assessment with you, to determine what changes are needed to meet the new requirements.
The changes are designed to help you derive performance improvements – let us help you make the most of these changes.
We have decades of experience and have worked with hundreds of management systems in a wide range of industries and organisations. Julia is also an external auditor for BSI, so she has a good knowledge of what is required to meet ISO 14001 standards.