ZBCS provide simple and practical management systems to businesses to help achieve accreditation in one or more of the following standards:
      ISO 9001
      ISO 14001
      OHSAS 18001
      ISO 22000 /HACCP
      CE MARK
  ISO 14001
  ISO 14001—Environmental Management
ISO 14001 is slowly becoming the worlds most up and coming international standard. Environmental impacts, global warming and local environmental issues are now on the news regularly or every other day.

It is everyone's job to look after the environment, in order to make it a better place for us, and for future generations….what is your business doing to limit its environmental impact?

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 or an Environment Management System (EMS) is a tool for managing the impacts of an organisation's activities on the environment. It is a pro-active approach, and allows business to consider environmental issues before they become a problem.

ISO 14001 exists to allow businesses to establish those operations that have a negative impact on the environment and to minimize these as determined necessary. Thus it can be a powerful tool for businesses to both improve their environmental performance, and enhance their business efficiency.
  What are the benefits of having ISO 14001?
  • Its Cost effective – reduces utility bills and waste streams.
  • Higher control of risk and better planning.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental legislation.
  • Builds awareness of environmental concern amongst employees.
  • Improved corporate image with customers and the public.
  • Reduce environmental liability.
  • Not having ISO 14001 may be a barrier to working with certain businesses e.g. Government bodies, local authorities and some commercial businesses who will prefer their suppliers to be ISO 14001 registered.
  How can ZBCS help you achieve ISO 14001?

We will help you design, document, implement and operate a simple environmental management system that meets all the requirements of ISO 14001.

We will design the system around your existing business and environmental practices where ever possible. We will help you to establish the necessary controls to ensure you are in compliance with relevant legislation, and help you identify and solve the areas of your business that do not comply to the ISO 14001 standard.

Once the system has been implemented, we will recommend you for the initial audit visit from a external assessment body. We will then arrange for your system to be fully audited by one of our very own auditors; with the final ISO 14001 external assessment taking place within 3 months of the initial audit visit (depending upon the external assessment body).