Time Running out for Recertification to ISO 14001

26th June 2018

The Environmental Management Standard, ISO 14001, was most recently updated in 2015, specifying the latest requirements for implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Anyone holding their certification from 2004 now has until 15th September 2018 to complete their recertification and transfer their management system to the new standard, to avoid their current certification losing its validity.

ISO 14001:2015 has defined new areas of focus, not seen in the previous version, such as: a focus on an increased buy-in from senior level management, to ensure that environmental goals form part of business objectives; as well as introducing the concept of risk and opportunity as a planning tool, with an emphasis on the dangers of failing to meet compliance obligations.

The S2 Partnership offers clients the opportunity to implement an EMS which is both practical to implement and simple to maintain. It consists of individual tailored policies and procedures combined with site-specific environmental assessments which identify legal compliance, environmental objectives and cost-saving sustainability opportunities. The system will also generate annual auditing and performance reviews to establish ongoing objectives and targets.

S2’s online property management system, RiskWise also has an Environmental Management module, designed by environmental experts, where environmental inspections and subsequent actions can all be logged, ideal as a basis to underpin an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Our highly trained and experienced environmental consultants can provide ongoing support to assist in the implementation and achievement of environmental objectives whilst also helping organisations achieve ISO 14001 certification.

For further information, please contact us.