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ISO 14001 Certification Benefits

ISO 14001 Benefits

  • Show green credentials
  • Win new business
  • Reduce resource usage
  • Reduce waste & costs
  • Increase profitability
  • Payback within months

ISO 14001 enables organisations of all sizes to benefit from new business opportunities and demonstrate their environmental credentials. Recognised internationally, the standard provides a straight-forward approach to using less energy resource and reducing waste.

By becoming more resource efficient, you will save money from reducing waste and usage. According to research by Defra, this resulted in a payback period from implementation in just 3 months.

In fact, being ‘green’ has never made more sense, with ISO 14001 certification being a proven business winner. With David Cameron stating he wants to be part of the “greenest government ever”, this has led to the standard often being stipulated in tenders. It’s also often a requirement within supply chains.

A strong business case


"We have noticed cost savings on electricity and recycling.”

Cathy Battersby
Arcomedical Infusion

In a world where sustainability and corporate responsibility is ever more prevalent, ISO 14001 is a tried and tested approach for demonstrating you are committed to reducing environmental impact. Studies have shown that the standard helps with new sales, cost reductions and employee engagement.

When tendering, having ISO 14001 certification in place saves time filling out pre-qualification questionnaires. When it matters, it can also be the difference between you and the competition for being awarded the contract.

In a difficult financial climate, ISO 14001 can also help you retain existing clients by showing them yet another reason to choose your organisation.

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We can provide a free Letter of Commitment so you can demonstrate to clients that you are on your way to achieving certification.

A straight-forward approach


“The service we got for the price we paid was great, and the timescales worked out perfectly for us.”

Teresa Nee

The ISO 14001 is a generic management standard.  This means it can be used by organisations of any size or sector, providing the smallest of companies the opportunity to demonstrate parity with the likes of Bentley, Disney and Sony.

The standard focuses on proactive management and employee involvement in defining roles related to the environmental policy of an organisation. Once in place, the improved processes implemented lead to more consistent delivery, fewer errors and less costly re-work. You'll also use fewer raw materials, energy and therefore produce less waste, saving money in the long-term.

In addition, ISO 14001 is designed to be compatible with other popular standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality), OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) and ISO 27001 (Information Security). All or any combination of these complementary standards can be integrated seamlessly. By sharing many principles, choosing an integrated management system can reduce cost considerably.

Move on to the Process section for the route to ISO 14001 certification.


It has helped us to win business with larger companies that we couldn't deal with as they insisted on ISO 14001. United Commercial Trading (UK)

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