The Benefits of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that supports businesses to achieve sustainability, comply with environmental legislation and reduce waste and costs. The standard provides a framework for considering your organisation’s impact on the environment from procurement through to the delivery of products and services. It also requires you to evaluate your emergency planning, community relations, and customer expectations.


Business benefits of Implementing ISO 14001

Legal compliance

ISO 14001 requires that your environmental management system complies with relevant legislation, and that you communicate your legal responsibilities to the workforce and interested parties.


  • Tighter compliance to environmental legislation.
  • Reduced risk of fines and prosecutions.
  • The potential for fewer visits from the Environment Agency and lower insurance premiums.
  • Monitoring compliance allows you to respond proactively to potential issues and changes in legislation.


Achieving ISO 14001 certification demonstrates that your organisation prioritises sustainability. It provides evidence that you have best practice policies and procedures in place, and that you are committed to continual improvement.


  • Boosts reputation and increase stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Competitive advantage in new and existing markets.
  • Increased customer loyalty.

UKAS Certification ISO14001

Achieving ISO 14001 certification tells your customers and stakeholders that you are an environmentally responsible and resilient business.

Understanding and meeting the standard’s requirements can be a daunting task. However, with the support of NDC’s qualified ISO 14001 lead auditors, the process is straightforward and structured. We can help you to assess your current systems against the requirements of UKAS standard and put the necessary measures in place to meet the standard’s requirements.

NON -UKAS Certification ISO14001

Our ISO certification scheme demonstrates that your organisation is working to ISO14001 which is widely accepted by most organisations. Registering with our certification scheme will bring significant cost savings over the life span of your environmental management system. It’s designed for companies who wish to demonstrate conformity to the standard without committing to the initial and ongoing certification costs that are associated with a UKAS accredited scheme.

No matter where you are on your environmental journey, if you’re awarded one of our own ISO14001 certificates it means you have met the requirements of the standard.  You will receive a ‘Certificate of Conformity’ which can be used on your stationary and website.  You can transition from our non-accredited scheme to a full UKAS accredited scheme at any time. Simply let us know, and we can assist you with transition.

If you’re unsure whether you require UKAS accredited certification, please contact us and speak to one of our qualified lead auditors to discuss your requirements further.

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