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Environmental ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised Standard for Environmental Management Systems.

‘ISO’ is the acronym for the ‘International Organisation for Standardisation’. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is an independent organisation made up of members from the national standards bodies of 165 countries.

Benefits of Implementing an ISO 14001 system

An effective Environmental Management System provides the framework for a systematic and integrated approach for environmental management.

Here are 7 reasons why you should implement an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System within your organistion. The System:

  • Assists to achieve real cost savings – direct efficiencies in energy, water, waste, purchasing and transport
  • Provides assurance that you meet, and will continue to meet, your environmental commitments
  • Reduces waste, resource depletion and environmental pollution
  • Reduces your environmental liability
  • Verifies your system for recognizing and complying with environmental legislation
  • Improves cooperation and environmental awareness among employees
  • Demonstrates commitment and responsibility to key clients, Regulators and the public



Qual-Safe Management Systems work closely with you to assist in the understanding and application of the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and related systems. Training sessions are tailored specifically to your business environment and activities. This style of training is delivered as face-to-face tutorials or mentoring and provides participants with interaction, involvement and commitment.


Auditing is the process involved in assisting your organisation to achieve your environmental objectives. It is concerned with evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System. Our Audit methodology identifies the strength of how your organisation manages environmental issues, and the opportunities that are available to improve environmental performance.

Qual-Safe Management Systems will conduct system audits to examine your Environmental Management System. Audits focus on the measurement of the effectiveness of your system and the results that have been achieved through effective implementation.


Qual-Safe Management Systems will examine your system during an audit and determine whether it conforms to the Standard. A Certificate will be issued once all requirements have been satisfactorily addressed and implemented.


In the event of your organisation requiring a Certificate issued by a JAS-ANZ Accredited Auditing body, which may be a mandatory requirement of some clients, Qual-Safe Management Systems will guide you through the process, or refer you to an authorised accredited organisation.

Changes to the ISO 14001 Standard

ISO 14001 is soon to be updated! The current edition is dated 2004.
A new version of the Standard is planned for release during September 2015. Changes will include an increased prominence of environmental management within your strategic planning process. The overall goal of the revision is to assist organisations improve their environmental performance and to reduce the burden of management system documentation in the pursuit of more environmentally sustainable practices. The Standard will be simplified, contain a new structure and will take into account changes in technology, and business diversity.

The ISO 14001:2015 Standard will be closely aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Standard. Qualsafe Management Systems will assist you to develop an Integrated Quality and Environmental system to assist in reducing duplication and costs.

An effective Environmental Management System provides the framework for a systematic and integrated approach for environmental management.

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