ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized environmental management system (EMS) based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model utilized by leading organizations. ISO 14001 provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance.


What is ISO 14001? 

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 standard is a set of management processes and procedures that allow an organization to analyze, control, and reduce the environmental impact of its activities, products, and services and operate with greater efficiency and control.

  • Review the organization’s environmental goals and set a new environmental policy 

  • Analyze the organization’s environmental impacts and legal requirements

  • Set environmental objectives and targets to reduce environmental impacts and comply with legal requirements

  • Establish ongoing programs to meet these objectives and targets and periodically monitor and measure progress in achieving the objectives

  • Ensure employees’ environmental awareness and competence through training and evaluation

  • Review progress of the EMS on a regular basis and make improvements as needed

  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Management System

EMS are appropriate for all kinds of organizations of varying sizes in public and private sectors and encourage an organization to continuously improve its environmental performance while evaluating the environmental impact of its current operations. Once the current impacts are evaluated, then goals and targets are set to reduce those impacts. 


The ultimate goal of any EMS is to integrate environmental considerations into everyday business opera ons, and ensure that environmental stewardship becomes part of the daily responsibilities “business as usual” for everyone across the en reorganization, not just in the environmental department.

Basic Elements of an EMS​

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Sustainability Reports and Indicators

Once you have your new processes and programs in place, you want to make sure they are working and delivering results. We work with you to set up easily monitored indicators that assist you in tracking your organization’s new direction. We can help you prepare your annual Sustainability Report to the internationally recognized Global Reporting initiative (GRI) standard. Your employees, customers and potential customers like to be kept informed and sustainability indicators and reporting are a great way to let your employees, your customers and your suppliers know that you are committed to making your organization more sustainable.

Climate Action Plans/Carbon Footprint Calculation

Do you know your organization’s carbon footprint and do you have a plan to lower your footprint? We can determine your current footprint based on the World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol. We can also help you develop action plans to reduce your footprint and monitor the ongoing results and any stakeholder reporting requirements.

Resource Conservation Strategies

Are you using more materials and utilities than needed? Why give money away each month when those funds can be used to make your organization more efficient and sustainable at the same me? We have many years of experience helping organizations reduce their operating costs. We will look at your facilities and current operating expenses to find opportunities to reduce your monthly expenses.

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