“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”
As the quote says the mother earth is not our owned asset rather to make it a better place for living it is our liability towards our children. An environmental management system is “a system and database which amalgamates planning, actions and procedures for training of personnel, examining, summarizing, and reporting of specialized environmental performance information to internal and external stakeholders of a firm. How the industry or business operation is impacting the environment, to what extent the impact is and what are the remedies to minimize the environment pollution and its impact. ISO 14001:2015 certification determines principles and provides guidelines to minimize the environment distortion in which a business operates. Most business has started recognize the environment as the most precious asset to conserve. Ignoring the environment issue and impact may lead to short term profit but in long run the business has to pay the cost of environment depletion which it had caused.
ISO 14001:2015 ensures the effective management of environment simultaneously with the business and commercial activities. It set out the principles to which the organization needs to strictly adhere.
This certification created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) which specifies the necessities for ascertaining, implementing, maintaining and improving an environment management system.
What is ISO?
ISO Certification verifies that the business organization is maintaining a proper management system or manufacturing process or service quality or documentation and quality assistance. There are different ISO’s for different industries or business types such as Information Technology system, health and safety occupations, Food quality management system, medical and surgical equipment’s manufacturing, social accountability, environmental safety etc. to name a few.
Each above certification has different numbers and quality management and assurance criteria. Any business seeking for ISO has to go through the quality check standards specifically made for particular ISO. As the assurance is related to quality hence it is not an act the business organization needs to maintain such standards throughout the entire period of certification.
How to get ISO 14001:2015 Certification in India?
To certify your business with environment management system you just need to acquire the ISO 14001: 2015 certification. With proper documentation and required paper work your business can have the quality management certification.
Documents required for ISO Certification
- Company/Business Registration/GST Registration
- Invoice Bills
- Organization Letterhead
- Organization Pan Card
- Any Other Relevant Document
Apart from ISO 14001:2015 there are various other ISO for different manufacturing or service providing businesses.
|Serial No.||ISO Number||Particulars|
|1||9001: 2015||Quality Management System|
|2||45001:2018||Occupation health &Safety (OHSAS)|
|3||14001:2015||Environmental Management System|
|4||22000:2018||Food Safety Management System|
|5||27001: 2015||Information Security Management System|
|6||13485: 2012||Medical Equipments and Devices|
|7||16949:2009||Quality Management System for Automotive Industry|
|8||HACCP||Health Analysis & Critical Point|
|9||ROHS||The restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances|
|11||WHO GMP||WHO GMP|
|12||20000-1:2011||IT Service Management System|
|13||50001 : 2011||Energy Mgt System|
|14||GDP||Goods Distribution Practice|
|15||FDA||Food and Drug Administration|
|16||26000: 2010||Social Responsibility|
Benefits of ISO
- Helps in maintaining Quality of the business;
- Standardize the Internal management of business;
- Suitable for all business types and scale;
- Minimizes Wastage;
- Helps in securing government and other tenders;
- Creates trust among customers, competitors and general public;
- Increases efficiency, productivity and profit;
- Helps in expansion and growth of business;
- Gives a global recognition to the business;
- Increase new customers and retain old ones.
A valid ISO certified by a valid accreditation authority not only assures the quality of the business but proves as a catalyst for creating trust, growth and expansion of the business.
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