What is ISO14001?

An Environmental Management system for improving environmental performance. A set of common sense guidelines to help your organisation become ‘green’.

What are the benefits of ISO 14001 Registration?

Internationally recognised environmental mark. Certificates awarded by independent accredited organisations. Customers do not have to do their own checks on a supplier. Proves environmental credentials to potential customers.

How many ISO 14001 Certificates have been issued?

Around a quarter of million worldwide.

The Model for ISO14001

What is covered by ISO14001?

BS EN ISO 14001:2004 requires 6 main sections to be addressed, these are:

  1. Environmental Management System;
  2. Environmental Policy;
  3. Planning;
  4. Implementation and Operation
  5. Checking
  6. Management Review.

Each section is subdivided as required and covers all elements of the business having an impact on the environment.

How long does it take to obtain certification?

This obviously varies from organisation to organisation, but the prime requirement is that the Organisation must have three months of ‘track record’ from completion of the document set.

As rough guide 14001 can be achieved in about 8-10 months.

What documentation is needed?

An Environmental Manual and procedures/processes for operating the environmental systems.

Once the certificate is issued what happens next?

The certification authority will carry out surveillance visits each year to ensure continued compliance.

Sections of ISO14001:2004

  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms and Definitions
  4. Environmental Management System Requirements
    1. General requirements
    2. Environmental Policy
    3. Planning
      1. Environmental Aspects
      2. Legal and Other Requirements
      3. Objectives, Targets and Programme(s)
    4. Implementation and Operation
      1. Resources, Roles and Responsibility and Authority
      2. Competence, Training and Awareness
      3. Communication
      4. Documentation
      5. Control of Documents
      6. Operational Control
      7. Emergency Preparedness and Response
    5. Checking
      1. Monitoring and Measurement
      2. Evaluation of Compliance
      3. Non-conformity, Corrective and Preventive Action
      4. Control of Records
      5. Internal Audit
    6. Management Review
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ISO9001

What is ISO9001?

  • A Quality Management system for turning customer requirements into customer satisfaction.
  • Provides the mechanism for continual improvement.
  • A set of common sense guidelines for running a successful business.

What are the benefits of ISO9001 Registration?

  • Internationally recognised quality mark
  • Certificates awarded by independent accredited organisations.
  • Customers do not have to do their own checks on a supplier.

How many ISO9001 Certificates have been issued?

Over 1 million worldwide.

The Model for ISO9001


The Model for ISO9001

What is covered by ISO9001?

BS EN ISO 9001:2000 requires 5 main sections to be addressed, these are:

  1. Quality Management System;
  2. Management Responsibility;
  3. Resource Management;
  4. Product Realisation;
  5. Measurement, Analysis and Improvement

Each section is subdivided as required and covers all elements of the business having an impact on quality.

ISO27001

What is ISO27001?

  • An Information Security Management System for protecting customer information and data from unauthorised disclosure.
  • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Access controls and computer security
  • Protection of hardware and software assets
  • Business continuity management and disaster recovery

What are the benefits of ISO7001 Registration?

  • Internationally recognised Information Security Mark.
  • Certificates awarded by independent, accredited organisations.
  • 3rd Party assurance of information security credentials.

How many ISO27001 Certificates have been issued?

Under 4000 worldwide (includes BS7799 certificates)

The Model for ISO27001


The Model for ISO27001

What is covered by ISO 27001?

ISO27001 requires 5 main sections to be addressed, these are:

  1. Management Responsibility;
  2. Internal ISMS Audits;
  3. Management Review;
  4. ISMS Improvement

Correlation between ISO9001 and ISO27001

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How long does it take to obtain certification?

This obviously varies from organisation to organisation, but the prime requirement is that the organisation must have three months of ‘track record’ from completion of the document set.

As a rough guide, ISO9001 can be achieved in about 6 months while ISO27001 takes about 12-18.

What documentation is needed?

A Quality & ISMS manual and procedures/processes for operating the systems.

Once certificates are issued what happens next?

The certification authority will carry out surveillance visits each year to ensure continued compliance.

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