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ISO14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

ISO14001 Environmental Management was first published as a standard in 1996 and it specifies the requirements for an organisation’s environmental management system. It applies to those environmental aspects over which an organisation has control and where it can be expected to have an influence.

ISO14001 confirms you’re proactive on all environmental issues, not just environmental regulations.

  • Reduce your environmental footprint.
  • Tell the world you really care.
  • Cash in on impressive tangible efficiencies and savings.

And if contracts or tenders require ISO14001 certification, you’re already there.

ISO14001 Environmental Management

ISO14001 – AN INTERNATIONAL
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Isle of Man Environmental Management

ISO 14001 applies to environmental aspects an organisation controls and where it can be expected to have an influence.  It specifies international requirements for an environmental management system.

An environmental management system that:

  • Broadens your market, increasing sales
  • Reduces energy, material, waste, and waste management costs
  • Increases work practices efficiency of
  • Ensure regulatory requirements and reduces the risk of fines
  • Reduces rick and insurance premiums

When it’s ISO14001 certified, your stakeholders can be sure you’re taking it very seriously.

In addition, ISO14001 is designed to be compatible with other standards such as ISO9001 (Quality), ISO27001 (Information Security) and ISO50001 (Energy). Any combination of these complementary standards can be integrated seamlessly. They share many principles, so choosing an integrated management system can provide you with outstanding value for money.

3 STEPS TO ISO14001 ISLE OF MAN CERTIFICATION

STEP 1
GAP REVIEW

GAP REVIEW

A ISO QA Consultant will visit your business to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.

STEP 2
IMPLEMENTATION

IMPLEMENTATION

Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Gap Review. ISO QA will work with you every step of the way to make these changes.

STEP 3
CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATION

An Auditor must now visit your business to check that the documented processes are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be awarded your certification.

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…

Having already achieved quality and information security accreditations, we were keen to extend these credentials to include green issues. We commissioned ISO QA to design and implement ISO 14001 and to include our London operation. This included a comprehensive energy audit and both were funded through the BSS. We achieved accreditation first time and are now actively operating with the systems ISO designed. During the energy audit, ISO QA carried out renewable testing for wind and solar which enabled us to identify costs and savings for investments at our offices at Global House. The office air conditioning units were a key area where energy was being lost, caused by the sun through nearby windows. By applying solar reducing film to the glazing, we were not only able to significantly drop our energy consumption, but also improve staff comfort.

Neal Kelly - Infrastructure & Operations

PDMS

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Having considered improving our environmental impact, I contacted ISO QA to understand the processes involved. Following a gap analysis which revealed a number of issues regarding chemical and solid waste, we worked together to implement ISO 14001 over a 12 month period. Accreditation was achieved first time and it has since helped us to understand our carbon footprint and the ways in which it can be reduced. Im thrilled to say this has not only allowed us to reduce our energy bill, but also helped us to gain further business from clients who demand a green approach from their suppliers. As part of the continuous improvement plan, weve also installed Energy Eye and are investing in recovering waste heat from our production processes.

Mark Green - Managing Director

Words and Spaces

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Eighteen months ago, we identified at Mannin a requirement for change, and we decided that those changes were going to be centred around our accreditation for ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Awareness. There are UK based organisations that guide companies through these accreditation processes, but we decided, after speaking to Kevin and Gemma at ISO QA IOM, to retain them. The ISO processes, which were implemented by Kevin, were designed to work with our current production system and although the process of adopting ISO procedures was in some instances, hard to get to grips with, nothing was so difficult it couldnt be done. As Chief Executive at Mannin, I have to make decisions all the time about a huge number of different things. Implementing ISO procedures was one of the best decisions we have made, and appointing ISO QA IOM to implement the procedures was a brilliant choice. We were awarded our ISO certificates at our first attempt at accreditation ? I doubt that would have happened had we not had Kevin and Gemmas guidance.

Steve Brown - CEO

Mannin Group

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We commissioned ISO QA to deliver an improved information security system. This required a tight deadline defined by the UK Gambling Commission which was not negotiable. They worked out a plan and together with our team we achieved not only the UKGC requirements but greatly improved the security of our systems. We are delighted with the results achieved and will be using their services for future projects.

Jennifer Houghton - Managing Director

Annexio

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SMP Partners Limited approached ISO QA (Isle of Man) in December 2014 for assistance with the implementation of certain ISO 27001:2013 standards, as required by the UK Gambling Commission’s remote technical standards. Although the timeframes for implementation and audit were very stringent, ISOIOM proved themselves to be knowledgeable, efficient and pragmatic throughout the whole process and were of assistance in navigating through the standard. A big thank you must go to Kevin and his team for their support.

Paul Williams - Senior Administrator

SMP Partners Limited

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Earning ISO 9001 certification is a daunting challenge – we had been trying to settle on the best way to go about it for over a year. But we found the year long project much more straightforward because of the invaluable help we received from ISO QA Isle of Man. Without their assistance we would not have accomplished certification in such a short time. ISO QA helped us understand what was important, and what was not, greatly simplifying the task. Then they helped us lay out a plan. The regular meetings we had made sure that we made steady progress and got there – first try. They are friendly, positive and proactive and essential to our initial success with ISO 9001 and so we continue to use their services.

Bransom Bean - Director

Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants

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Liverpool Mutual Homes engaged the services of ISO QA to complete the ESOS process at Housing Maintenance Solution. ISO QA were very competitive and completed the process on time and to a very high professional standard. LMH Environmental Officer Chris Carlsen worked closely with ISO QA during the ESOS process and was very impressed with the speed of delivery and standard of the audits. As a result of the final report LMH will be using energy management software to ensure we are fully aware of our energy consumption, costs and carbon emissions.

Chris Carlson - Environmental Officer

Liverpool Mutual Homes

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During the summer of 2016 Office World Limited embarked on a project to attain ISO9001: 2015 accreditation not only to enhance our client service and satisfaction levels but also ensure a best practice structure throughout all facets of our business. It was immediately apparent that we required specialist professional advice to implement this project efficiently. To that end we engaged local Manx Company ISO QA Isle of Man Limited as our professional partners to formulate both an action plan and devise implementation strategies to ensure our objectives were accomplished in a focussed and structured manner. Their extremely knowledgeable and dedicated personnel worked very closely with us on site, first aquiring an in depth understanding of our Company, our sytems and procedures with particular regard to the way we interfaced with our end user clients and equally as importantly, our suppliers, leaving no stone unturned. Once this exercise had been completed and documented in precise detail, we initiated an agreed comprehensive formal programme of improvement process which after our final on site audit by the independent World Certification Sevices inspector on 17th November 2016 culminated with full accreditation to the standard, our original objective successfully achieved. This achievement was not only as a result of our own staff endeavous but also in no small measure to those of ISO QA Isle of Man Limited personnel who initially precisely assessed the undertaking then meticulously mapped our course from start right the way through to the successful conclusion.

Bob Clague - Managing Director

Office World

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I was concerned about the energy costs for our unstaffed disaster recovery site and contacted ISO QA for advice. They reviewed this site and our main office in Douglas by carrying out an energy audit funded by the BSS. This identified up to a massive 35% total savings and prioritised the short, medium and long term including pay back on investment. With the help of the MEA, they were able to set up Energy Eye in both locations, allowing me to remotely monitor both sites to target reductions. ISO QA has also identified the potential for renewables for our Douglas offices and has set up wind and solar testing over the next 12 months. Im delighted with the results to date and am now looking to invest further into greener operations, including implementing ISO 14001.

Nick Corlett - IT Infrastructure Manager

NATIONWIDE

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We contacted ISO QA Isle of Man in 2015 to work with us to support our internal audit programme. Manx Telecom are certified to ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and operate an integrated approach to ISO systems and auditing. Our business is complex with a number of processes and controls to maintain. ISO QA Isle of Man was able to design and run an audit programme to cover all our requirements which has been done very successfully for over 2 years. As well as running our internal audit programme, ISO QA Isle of Man are supporting our transition to new standards and providing ad-hoc professional advice. Not only is Kevin Burnell and the team at ISO QA Isle of Man very professional and knowledgeable; they are also very friendly and easy to work with. We are now seeing the benefits of working with ISO QA Isle of Man as we strive to continually improve. I would highly recommend ISO QA Isle of Man as a cost effective solution for ISO system compliance and consultancy.

Gavin Quiggin - Compliance Manager

MANX TELECOM

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WHAT BENEFITS WOULD AN ISO14001
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM BRING TO YOUR BUSINESS

benefit1

GROW SALES WITH NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Many larger companies and public sector organisations demand that you are certified to ISO14001 in order to tender for work.

benefit2

ADDING VALUE

Offering systems and procedures with focus on adding value to improve your busines, not just consuming management time.

benefit3

ISO CERTIFICATION

ISO QA have a simple and straightforward approach to helping your buisness comply with an ISO standard, we can also help you with certifciation.

WHY ISO QA ISLE OF MAN?

We don’t just tick boxes, fill the file and walk away.

We engage with you and your team to find the best possible fit while minimizing costly intrusion.

To do that, we develop a structure that achieves buy-in at all levels.

We ensure that the resulting system works best for you, your business and your team, providing long-lasting structure.

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ISO 14001 Isle of Man

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ISO14001 SYSTEMS*

The Isle of Man Government Business Support Scheme offers Isle of Man based businesses a grant of 50% towards the cost of ISO projects up to a maximum level of assistance of £4500 per project.

*Businesses must eligible under the terms and conditions of the scheme to qualify.

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Isle of Man Government Business Support Scheme ISO systems grants