EQS has experience with some of Australia’s largest industry leaders to assess compliance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard. We offer a high value, collaborative approach that is entirely outcomes focussed.
With a bachelor degree qualification in Applied Science and years of experience in an auditing you can be confident in our ability to deliver industry leading Environmental Management Systems.
Companies are often required to implement an environmental management system and meet ISO 14001:2015 as part of taking on new business or retaining key clients.
Four steps to 14001 certification readiness
System effectiveness is limited by top management commitment.
Being committed means personal involvement of top management and giving support to others within the organisation.
Management’s commitment to achievement of quality safety and environment certification needs to be clearly communicated.
A thorough assessment of the current status of the existing
systems and processes against what is required. Here we gather evidence by
gaining input from staff, checking documents, and verifying outcomes. The result is a clear list of what needs to be done.
Changes and Awareness
Changes are implemented In consultation with staff members and management.
An information session for staff is required to make them aware of changes made, how it affects them, what is involved with certification
After changes are made, a follow up audit is needed to test that changes have been successful and are effective.
Follow up Audit
Once all is implemented and running, a further internal audit is
recommended to assess readiness for certification. This will give staff the
experience of a certification assessment and build confidence in what type of
questions they may be asked during an audit.
For the Environment
Environmental management systems demonstrate a company’s commitment to meeting international standards, with regard to protecting the environment and ensuring legal compliance.
Working with Government
We have experience working with Victorian Government EPA, Department of Sustainability & Environment and Department of Primary Industries in developing the CCF Environmental Guidelines for Civil Construction
ISO 14001:2015 is an internationally standard that gives confidence to customers, regulators and governments that your environmental management system is robust.
Our demonstrated industry experience means we get you straight to key outcomes. Relevant Australian strategies are formed in regard to your priorities on air, soil, water, living environment and waste impact.