ISO 14001

ISO 14001

Put environmental management at the heart of your operations to achieve sustainable success. This international standard helps you reduce your environmental impact as well as grow your business.

What is environmental management and ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that outlines how to put an effective environmental management system in place in your organization. It is designed to help businesses remain commercially successful without overlooking environmental responsibilities and impacts. It can also help you to grow sustainably while reducing the environmental impact of this growth.

ISO 14001 belongs to the ISO 14000 family of environmental management standards (including ISO 14004), and provides the framework to allow you to meet increasingly high customer expectations of corporate responsibility, as well as legal or regulatory requirements. Are you looking to embed an environmental management system within your organisation? If so ISO 14001 is for you!

What are the benefits of ISO 14001?

  • Better environmental management reduces waste and energy use
  • Improve efficiency to cut the cost of running your business
  • Demonstrate compliance to expand your business opportunities
  • Meet legal obligations to win greater stakeholder and customer trust
  • Prepare for the changing business landscape confidently

ISO 14001:2015

One of the world’s most popular standards for environmental management has just been revised, with key improvements that make it fit for the future.

ISO 14001:2015, which sets out the requirements for an environmental management standard, is one of the world’s most widely used standards and a key business tool for many organizations. With more than 300 000 certificates currently issued around the world, it ranks high on the agenda of many organizations worldwide who place importance on their environmental impact.

A newly revised version has just been published, to ensure it remains relevant to the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 responds to the latest trends, such as an increasing recognition by companies of the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their impact, including climate volatility.

Other key improvements in the new version include:

  • A greater commitment from leadership
  • An increased alignment with strategic direction
  • Greater protection for the environment, with a focus on proactive initiatives
  • More effective communication, driven through a communications strategy
  • Life-cycle thinking, considering each stage of a product or service, from development to end-of-life

How Guthrie & Craig Can Assist You...


Initial Review of your Current Systems and Processes. Determine internal and external issues and requirements of Interested Parties that could effect the Management System. Support with development of Objectives and planning actions to address Risks and Opportunities.


Development or update of Individual or Integrated Management System incorporating Company Processes, and Supporting Documentation. All System Documentation Prepared and Submitted for Client Approval.


On-site Support including coaching on New Systems. ISO Awareness Training including new Annex SL Clause Structuring and Enhanced Leadership Requirements.


Internal Audit of Systems and Support with Management Reviews.


External UKAS Assessment (conducted by an Independent Assessing Body). G&C can be in attendance if required to support you through the Assessment.


On-going Support / Maintenance including carrying out Internal Audits and updates to systems.

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