ISO 14001 certifcation

ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised management system that is aimed specifically at developing a suitable environmental policy and to warrant its implementation. On the basis of the management system you are continuously improving the performances and preventing environmental pollution.

ISO 14001 sets the following requirements to the results of the management system:
Minimum compliance with the applicable legal requirements
Continuous improvement of performances and environmental pollution prevention

For whom is ISO 14001 certification interesting?

Environmental aspects are an issue for every organisation. The management system will be elementary for companies with a limited number of environmental aspects. The ISO 14001 standard indicates the frameworks. The organisation decides how it is implemented. A management system is developed on the basis of the organisation. All types of organisations, large or small, profit or non-profit, can benefit from implementing the environmental management system.

How would you benefit from ISO 14001 certification?

The certificate demonstrates that your organisation meets all the requirements of the standard. The certificate is furthermore a valuable communication tool vis-à-vis clients, supervisors, local residents or other relations that are interested in the environmental performances of your organisation.

The ISO 14001 Management system will eventually lead to:
New insights into own processes
Systematic approach that leads to improvement
Fewer mistakes
Internationally recognisable and recognised certificate
Cost savings
Increase in clients and/or orders
A certificate that demonstrates your responsibility when it comes to the environment
The costs for an ISO 14001 certification depend on a number of factors, such as:

Number of standards to certify
Number of private companies and/or (branch) offices
Number of full time employees (FTEs)
The environmental aspects that apply to your company
Work that has to be certified
NCI is accredited by the Accreditation Council to perform the environmental management certification ISO 14001. You can view an overview of the fields in which DAC was accredited here.
Our accreditation demonstrates the following:

Recording and guaranteeing the certification process

ISO 14001:2015

On 15 September 2015, the new ISO standard (ISO 9001:2015) was officially published.
But what exactly does it entail for you?

Veranderingen ISO 14001:2004 – ISO 14001:2015

HLS structuur
Meer strategisch communiceren
Nadruk op levenscyclus
Meer nadruk op de organisatorische context
Minder gedocumenteerde eisen
Meer eisen ten aanzien van leiderschap
Minder nadruk op documenten
Meer nadruk op de gewenste uitkomsten van klanttevredenheid


The current ISO 9001:2008 certificate is valid for a period of 3 years from the official publication date. That means you must comply with the new ISO 9001:2015 standard by 15 September 2018 at the latest. Regarding the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, you can choose whether you wish to make the switch during a surveillance audit or a recertification audit. It is possible to achieve an ISO 9001:2008 certificate until that time. Do be aware that the certificate will not be valid for 3 years but only until 15 September 2018. Increased emphasis on the desired outcomes in terms of customer satisfaction

ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 training

Want to understand the ISO 9001:2015 and/or ISO 14001:2015 standard but don’t have time to read through the whole thing? The NCI team will be pleased to help! Several times a year, we hold 1-day training courses on “new ISO standards”. Click here to read more about the courses and sign up right away if you are interested.

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