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  • ISO 9001

  • ISO 14001

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems

The environmental standard demonstrates an organisation has the systems in place to ensure the successful management of their environmental performance. With the increase in legislation and environmental awareness the control and improvement of the impact a business has on the environment has become an important issue for all organisations.

The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact. With the commitment of your entire organisation, it can enable you to achieve both objectives.

The processes that impact on the environment are identified as well as the relevant environmental laws. Objectives for improvement are produced along with a management programme to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement.

In addition, ISO 14001 is designed to be compatible with other management system standards and specifications, such as ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety and ISO 9001 Quality. There is commonality between the standards which lends itself to the development of one Integrated Management System giving excellent value for money.

Is it right for us?

Environmental impact is becoming an increasingly important issue, with pressure to minimise that impact coming from a number of sources ranging from customers to Government.

So ISO 14001 is relevant to every organisation. There is pressure on companies to adopt environmentally-friendly practices and in some industries companies may insist that ISO 14001 certification is achieved by their suppliers.

What our clients say

“We saved £46k in the first year.”
Manufacturing, Somerset.

“We were all keen to get involved in this project which helped it to run so smoothly. It was good for staff morale when we got our certificate.”
Printing, Somerset.

“Our customers were asking us about our environmental policy. It was only a question of time before ISO 14001 would be required. By doing it now it was in our own time without customer pressure.”
Engineering, Dorset

Initial set up of our ISO 14001 management system was excellent with all documentation tailored for our growing business. Over the subsequent two years we have integrated this system with ISO 45001.
In addition SMS excellently upgraded our system to incorporate ISO 9001 allowing us to progress during 2010, all 3 standards and policies held within 1 universal management system file. Each certification has been completed in 12 months due to the excellent standards SMS have supplied. The systems have allowed us to recognise cost savings and helped change our Environmental and Health & Safety culture. We look forward to working with SMS during 2010 & 2011 to progress ISO 9001 & FSC certification.
Lee Davis
Operations Support Manager
Farrow & Ball.





    "SMS provided us with a rounded understanding of the requirements and practices of ISO14001. The documentation produced and provided by SMS was clearly set out and simple to work with. Their friendly and professional service, help and advice was invaluable and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others."

    Toby Abbott,
    Taylor Brothers
    (Bristol) Limited