ISO 14001 Certification Process



Stroma Certification takes a unique approach to all our ISO 14001 projects to help customer's achieve certification for their Environmental Management System. Our ISO 14001 Process will help to tailor a certification and surveillance programme to match your own business objectives. The ISO 14000 group of standards is upheld by the International Standards Organization (ISO) and they help companies to manage their environmental responsibilities.


ISO 14001 Certification: At a glance

Getting your business certified for ISO 14001 requires only a 4 stage certification and surveillance procedure:



Step 1: Application

You apply for ISO 14001 Certification online and we prepare your ISO 14001 audit programme



Step 2: ISO 14001 Certification

Your EMS goes through Stage 1 and Stage 2 audits before ISO 14001 Certification is awarded



Step 3: Surveillance Audits

Once certified we will audit your EMS annually to maintain standards and check compliance



Step 4: Re-Certification

Every 3 years your ISO 14001 Certification will be renewed as required by the standard

Explaining the ISO 14001 Process

The process begins with your application. By completing our ISO 14001 quote form we can provide you with an indicative quote for certification of your Environmental Management System (EMS). Once you are happy with your quote and have completed an application form, we can begin the audit and surveillance procedure to certify your EMS to the ISO 14001 standard. In awarding certification there is a two stage audit procedure that the EMS is checked against to ensure it fulfils the ISO 14001 requirements.

  • Stage 1 audit – This is a site based audit which examines the processes you already have in place for environmental management to see if they are sufficient to confirm to ISO 14001
  • Stage 2 audit – Once the Stage 1 audit and its recommendations have been satisfied our ISO 14001 audit team will check for evidence that the processes identified at Stage 1 are being completed

ISO 14001 Certification is granted once the audit procedure has been completed in full and the EMS has been signed off.

How long does ISO 14001 Certification take?

The factors and variables which affect your quote will also reflect on the timeframe to achieve ISO 14001 Certification for your business. By establishing your Environmental Management System you will be able to demonstrate the green credentials and commitment to carbon reduction which is required by ISO 14001. Our expert team will provide an efficient and cost effective procedure to certify your EMS to the environmental management standard.

How long does ISO 14001 Certification last?

ISO 14001 has a standard certification cycle of 3 years. Every 12 months your Environmental Management System will be subject to a surveillance audit to ensure that it remains compliant. Then at the end of the cycle your EMS will be re-certified for another 3 years.

What is the cost of ISO 14001 Certification?

To gain an indicative quote for ISO 14001 Certification simply complete our online form. Each business is unique and the cost for certification depends on a number of factors including how many staff you employ and the number of office premises you own.



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