ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Certification

Meet the business challenges of being environmentally responsible without wasting resources.
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Use us to single-source all your needs for ISO 14001 environmental management systems (EMS) certification. As a leading registrar and certification body for EMS registrations, we know what’s important for:

  • Identifying the environmental impact of your activities, products or services
  • Continually improving environmental performance
  • Implementing a systematic approach that sets objectives
  • Demonstrating environmental goals have been met

Our third-party auditing experience makes the process of certifying for the first time – or transferring a registration – more productive and efficient.

Initial Certifications

Protect both the environment and your business objectives.

The ISO 14001 standards were developed to help reduce the impact a company’s operations have on the environment. While voluntary, certifying to ISO 14001 requirements earns you the respect and trust of regulators, industry partners and the public.

Certification is valid for three years and achieved in two stages.

Stage one determines how ready your organization is for certification. What we do is:

  1. Review documents about your organization’s processes and management
  2. Perform an on-site inspection of procedures
  3. Report potential nonconformities (areas that might not meet standards)

Stage two is when our auditors return and do a comprehensive review of your quality management system. This is where we:

  1. Confirm the effectiveness of your system
  2. Provide feedback about nonconformities
  3. Verify all standards have been met

After an independent reviewer* confirms our decision, we:

  1. Issue a certificate saying you’ve met all ISO 14001 requirements
  2. Publish your certification listing on our website
  3. Perform semiannual or annual surveillance audits to ensure system maintenance

Transferring Registrations

Uncomplicate the move to a new registrar for your accredited certifications, regardless of where you are in the process. We offer:

  • 30-day transfers of valid registrations
  • Proven integrity and expertise
  • Experience as a leading provider of management system certifications

A dedicated account manager and business development manager communicate with you throughout your transition to the NSF family of companies. The transfer process is seamless and straightforward:

  1. Our reviewer goes over your last audit.
  2. We assign an auditor to perform an on-site audit.
  3. Your audit is typically completed in a day or two.
  4. An independent reviewer* approves evidence, reports and recommendations regarding certification.
  5. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) issues your certificate.

*The independent reviewer is legally an NSF International employee and bound by the requirements of our contract. Certification evaluations and decisions are made impartially and independent from any NSF International activity.

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