ISO 41001 Certification

What is ISO 41001?

The international standard ISO 41001 is the most extensively used environmental management system (EMS) in the world, with over 14,000 firms certified in the United Kingdom and over 250,000 certificates issued worldwide.

The primary management system standard that outlines the conditions for the creation and upkeep of an EMS is ISO 41001 Certification. This helps control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts, and ensure legal compliance.

ISO 41001 is accompanied by ISO 14004 Environmental Management Systems – General guidance on supporting principles, systems, and techniques. The standard covers issues such as establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an EMS.

Helps you with:

  • Environmental policy
  • Reduction of impacts
  • Pollution prevention
  • Legal compliance
  • Cultural change
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Reputation
  • Resource management

Benefits of ISO 41001 certification

  • Legal compliance:

Understand the impact of legal and regulatory requirements on your organization and its customers.

  • Reduced operating costs:

Saving energy and water consumption and reducing waste means saving money.

  • Improved relations with stakeholders:

If you’re trying to expand your business into new territories, certification is the best way to demonstrate to your potential customers that you’re taking proactive steps to become responsible.

  • Proven professional references:

Independent verification in line with a widely used industry standard speaks for itself.

  • Ability to obtain more contracts:

Purchasing specifications often require certification as a prerequisite to procurement, so certification opens the doors.

  • Improved environmental management:

Reduce your resource usage, improve the overall efficiency of your business, and minimize the greatest impact on your operations.

What is environmental management?

Managing your organization’s impact on the environment should be a key priority for your business, whatever your industry. An environmental management system is a framework for making changes to policies and processes that help you improve your environmental performance. In addition to being better for the environment, it can also provide you with greater control over costs and other tangible benefits

There are many ways to implement a comprehensive environmental management policy, but the best way is to obtain ISO 41001 certification. The ISO 41001 certification gives you right away credentials you can use to expand your company in a way that is both ecologically and financially viable.

Changing industry landscape and stakeholder needs

The industry landscape is constantly evolving. The introduction of the latest revision of ISO 41001 in 2015 brings significant changes that will have a lasting effect on the compliance requirements of businesses of all sizes and sectors. These changes have impacts on the needs of your stakeholders and require the evolution of your management system. Considerations include evolving regulatory needs, evolving stakeholder requirements, and legal compliance.

Why implement ISO 41001?

This is right if you and your organization want to demonstrate your commitment to reducing the environmental impact of your activities and achieving the associated financial and stakeholder benefits. We have certified a wide range of organizations across different sectors.

The advantages of ISO 41001 certification are almost universal. The certification is broad enough to offer significant benefits to organizations in any industry or sector while providing a specific framework for implementing relevant sustainable practices.

Certification steps

  • Step 1

You will need to complete an application form so that Reliable understands your business and your requirements.

You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online quote request form.

We will use this information to accurately define the scope of the assessment and provide you with a certification proposal.

  • 2nd step

Once you have accepted your proposal, your assessments will be booked with a Reliable assessor.

This assessment consists of two mandatory visits which form the initial certification audit.

Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has undergone a management review and a full cycle of internal audits.

  • Step 3

After a successful two-stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, certification to the required standards is issued by Reliable.

You will receive a paper and electronic copy of the certification.

A program of yearly surveillance audits and a re-certification audit every three years is used to maintain accreditation, which is valid for three years.

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