ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION IN KUWAIT
ISO 14001 certification :Environmental Management System (EMS)
ISO 14001 is a set of standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and it enlists the requirements for implementing the Environmental Management System (EMS). It is helpful in establishing the requirements for environmental performance. This standard helps in developing, implementing, and improving an environmental management system. In addition to it, ISO 14001 Certification in Kuwait helps in sustainable management of the organization’s relationship with the environment.
ISO 14001:2015 contains all the requirements for an environmental management system that helps the organization in enhancing their environmental performance. This standard was first published in 1996, and since then it has grown to become one of the most popular standards for environment management. Hundreds of thousands of organizations all over the world have certified their environmental management system with ISO 14001:2015.
The second edition of ISO 14001 was published in 2004. Currently, the third edition of ISO 14001 is in force, which came into effect from 15th September, 2015. The newest version includes the concepts of organizational context, leadership roles, and life cycle
of the system.
Who can go for ISO 14001: 2015 Certification?
ISO 14001 Certification can be acquired by any organization irrespective of their size or area of operation. It is helpful in establishing an environmental management system in an organization which can help the organization in maintaining its environmental policies and objective requirements. The specifications of ISO 14001 certification can be integrated with other environmental management standards by considering variables such as type of the industry, Environmental policy, products and services of the organization, and the location of the organization.
ISO 14001 Standard is relevant to all organizations, regardless of size, location, sector, or industry.
Benefits of ISO 14001 certification:
1. Improve the efficiency of resources.
2. Reduction of wastages.
3. Cost reduction.
4. Provides a guideline for measuring the environmental impact.
5. It rewards your organization with a competitive edge in the market.
6. It increases new business opportunities.
7. It helps in meeting the legal obligations.
8. It enhances customers and stakeholders' trust.
9. It reduces the overall impact on the environment.
10. It helps in maintaining consistency in environmental management.
There are numerous procedures that a company needs to follow in order to get ISO 14001 certified.
- FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM:
During the application process, you are required to provide details about your business and certification requirements to the certification body.
- REVIEW OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
The technical team at SIS Certifications will review and verify the specific details provided by you in the request form. The customer is then obliged to accept and sign the certification proposal.
- BEGINNING OF THE CERTIFICATION AUDIT:
Beginning a certification audit involves two phases:
Stage 1 is documentation audit and Stage 2 is Primary Audit.
- Phase 1 (DOCUMENTATION AUDIT)- At this stage, the auditor of the certification body verifies the preparedness of the organization for stage 2 audit based on procedures.
- Phase 2 (PRIMARY AUDIT)- This verifies the extent of the fulfilment of the standard requirements.
- CLOSURE OF NON-CONFORMANCES:
After the non-conformances identified by the ISO auditor, you must implement measures to close them.
- 5. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATION:
When all non-conformances are closed and all findings are documented in the ISO review report, the concerned body, such as SIS Certifications, will provide you with the required ISO certification.
- SURVEILLANCE AUDITS:
This is an audit that is performed periodically to ensure that your management system continues to meet the requirements between audits.
Requirement of ISO 14001 standard:
The structure of ISO 14001 is split into ten sections. The first three are introductory in nature, whereas the last seven contains the specifications about the environmental management system. Let us understand about the seven sections in detail.
Section 4: Context of the organization – This section deals with understanding the requirements of your organization for implementing a unique EMS in it. It involves the identification of internal and external issues, expectations of the external parties, as well as defining the scope of EMS, and recognizing the processes required for EMS.
Section 5: Leadership – This requirement puts the top management in an instrumental role in the implementation of the EMS. The top management have the responsibility of demonstrating the commitment towards the environment by effectively implementing the EMS, defining the environmental policy and communicating it with the workforce, and assigning roles and responsibilities throughout the organization.
Section 6: Planning – The ongoing functions of current EMS should be planned by the top management. Planning also includes risk assessment and identification of the objectives for improvement of the organization. In addition to that, it is very important for
the organization to assess the interaction of organizational activities with the environment, as well as its legal obligations.
Section 7: Support – This section deals with management of all the resources for EMS of the organization. It also includes the requirements around awareness, competence, communication, and control of documented information (records and documents
required for your processes).
Section 8: Operation – The operation requirements deal with all the environmental controls required by the business processes. It also includes identification of potential risks and planning the mitigation responses in the event of such emergencies.
Section 9: Performance evaluation – This is important for constant monitoring and measurement of the functioning of your EMS. It involves assessing the compliance of your environmental controls, performing internal audits, and performing management
review of the EMS.
Section 10: Improvement – This section covers the methods by which you can improve your EMS and keep it upgraded. It includes identification of nonconformities in the processes and taking the corrective actions to check them.
If you are looking for ISO 14001 certification in Kuwait for your organization, you are at the right place. SIS Certifications is one of the most trustworthy certification bodies all over the world. Our vast pool of experienced auditors aims to offer their expertise in critically analyzing your process compliances, identify your nonconformities, and certify you at the end of successful completion.
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