Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

Companies are increasingly required to demonstrate that they take a proactive approach to environmental management. Bureau Veritas’ Green Line Services and Solutions can address these mandates in multiple ways, helping our clients design and execute the most effective sustainability and environmental management practices. Our ISO 14001 certification is an important part of our Green Line of offerings and is designed to support you in managing your environmental impacts.

Public pressure and regulatory requirements are mounting for organizations to proactively promote sustainability. A systematic approach to environmental management is vital to respond to rapidly changing requirements, while ensuring complete transparency and accountability.

ISO 14001 certification can help your organization achieve its environmental management objectives by increasing operational control and better integrating environmental considerations into business strategy. Environmental Management System audits by Bureau Veritas can help your organization gain a competitive advantage and enhance its reputation by improving the environmental impact of all areas of business.


  • Reduce environmental impact

    by creating a culture of continual improvement

  • Integrate environmental considerations

    into business strategy

  • Enhance customer satisfaction and decision-making

    by understanding environmental management risks and opportunities

  • Increase operational control

    over the environmental aspects of your business

What is ISO 14001 certification?

The ISO 14001 or Environmental Management Systems certification is an international standard for companies and organizations that sets out to manage their environmental responsibilities.

It is a powerful tool that helps an organization improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and waste reduction, without sacrificing profits. It shows just how energy efficient and sustainable an enterprise is.

Regardless of type, size, activity, sector and nature, ISO 14001 applies to any type of organization that wishes to maintain and improve their Environmental Management System by establishing standards in environmental policies and requirements.

It assures company management and employees as well as external partners that environmental impact is being improved and measured.

Environmental Management Systems certification focuses on taking care of our environment by preventing companies from causing negative repercussions. ISO 14001 is a great benefit to your company by improving your image and credibility. It will increase stakeholder and customer trust, improve cost control and would allow you to grow sustainably.

Implementation and certification of ISO 14001 for organizations can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the size and complexity of the organization – the larger the organization, the longer the implementation. Those with fewer employees, with 20 or less, would only take a few months and small companies with only 10 employees will take 3 months to get certified.

Environmental management excellence a key component in strategic direction

The ISO 14001 standard requires greater commitment from top management, bringing environmental management into the heart of business governance. The ISO 14001 requirements emphasize proactive initiatives to boost environmental management performance, starting with a business-wide analysis of social and environmental impacts. The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System ensures all requirements are integrated into business processes, and all environmental management risks are identified throughout the product and service lifecycle.

Supporting the transition to a circular economy model

ISO 14001 certification encourages a lifecycle view of products and services. This helps to identify demand for new products, integrate circular economy principles into design and development, and assess the environmental impact of those products. 

A highly recognized certification body for ISO 14001

Bureau Veritas is committed to helping your organization achieve its environmental management objectives. Our in-depth regulatory and industry knowledge makes us the ideal expert partner for your Environmental Management Systems training. As a world leader in inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas benefits from technical expertise in more than 140 countries and an effective international network.

Related documents

ISO 14001 Technical Guide


ISO 14001 Service Sheet