ISO 14001

Control and improve your environmental performance

The standard defines the environmental management system requirements to which organisation subscribes. The organisation develops the program to meet its policy, objectives and regulatory requirements and works towards continual improvement.


This standard helps organisations to protect the environment, check pollution, and improve their overall environmental performance. ISO 14001 is a useful tool for an organisation to step up from just maintaining regulatory compliance to an organisation with improved productivity and enhanced competitive advantage.

The standard specifies the framework to understand the effect of the activity of the organisation on environment and assess the impact on environment and action plan to minimize . The standard also states the requirements specifying performance level as well conservation measures.

ISO 14001 is applicable to every business sector that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system and conform to its stated environmental policy.

ISO 14001 certification

ISO 14001 is the perfect certification for companies seeking an internationally recognised environmental management system. This certification can help companies create a structure for managing environmental operations.

ISO 14001 specifies environmental requirements that the organisation identifies as those which it can control and influence. The standard helps organisation to set the specific environmental performance criteria and improve further.

The extent of the application depends on factors like the environmental policy of the organisation, the nature of its activities, products and services, the location and the conditions in which the company functions.

TÜV has the team of experienced auditors with the back ground, competence to audit the standard and assesses the compliance as well add value to the certification.

Benefits of adoption

A well-defined environmental management system is essential for an organisation to manage environmental aspects like emission and handling of waste. It is important for the efficient utilisation of resources and energy.

Some of the benefits of the ISO 14001 certification are:

  • Environmental legal liability
  • Reduction in insurance premiums; waste handling costs; water and air permitting fees
  • Improved corporate image; strategic investment; improved regulatory relations
  • Evaluates system performance through management review and correct management system deficiencies

Certification process

The certification process is a multiple-step process. The certification cycle is described briefly:

  • Application for certification from client
  • Offer from TÜV NORD Thailand
  • Offer acceptance from client and order confirmation by TÜV NORD Thailand Pre-audit optional)
  • Certification audit – (Stage 1 + Stage 2)
  • Issue of certificate on successful completion of certification audit
  • Surveillance audits at defined interval
  • Recertification audit after 3 years

Our services

The underlying philosophy of this certification rest in the intent that irrespective of the nature of your business, your organisation must comply with the applicable environmental legislation. Our team of auditors critically examine your organisation's procedures and practices and assess your commitment to comply with these legislations. Organised around a wide range of parameters – air, water, soil pollution etc, the certification establishes the impact of your organisation's activities, products and services on the environment.

TÜV NORD Thailand 's audit team can provide your organisation with a framework for formulating a strategic approach on environmental policies, plans and actions.

The ISO 14000 certification can be integrated with other systems like the ISO 9001 and the OHSAS 18001 certifications.