ISO 14001 Certification

Demonstrate sustainable environmental management and efficient use of resources

In light of climate change, your environmental management is facing increasing expectations, both from new legal requirements and from your clients. With a certification to the ISO 14001 environmental standard, you send a strong signal showing you value the responsible use of natural resources.

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 certification demonstrates your active commitment to the natural environment and provides numerous competitive advantages:
  • Increased resource efficiency lowers environmental impacts, decreases consumption, and reduces environmental costs
  • Improved coordination of your environmental measures produces efficient, effective results
  • Taking action to protect the environment boosts confidence in your organization and improves your image in the long term
  • Regulatory compliance brings sustainable competitive advantages
  • International recognition of your environmental management system
The international ISO 14001 standard defines the requirements for an environmental management system. This gives organizations the opportunity to significantly improve their own environmental performance, meet legal requirements, and achieve the environmental goals they have set for themselves. More than 320,000 companies and organizations worldwide have already been certified to ISO 14001.
Our experts will carefully review your handling of resources and environmental protection measures to ensure effective integration into your processes. Comprehensive analysis conducted by our experienced auditors will provide you with a detailed overview so you can determine optimization potential, as well as plan and implement improvements.

The ISO 14001 Certification Process

  1. Information and pre-audit (optional)
    Informative introductory meeting
  2. Document review
    Preparation for the certification audit
  3. Certification audit
    Our auditors check your environmental management system
  4. Certificate issuance
    After successful completion, you will be issued a certificate valid for three years, and will be able to use our DEKRA seal on your marketing materials
  5. Regular surveillance audits
    Annual monitoring to ensure proper implementation of requirements in practice
  6. Re-certification
    After three years, the cycle starts again with a re-certification audit

About the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard

ISO 14001 focuses on the systematic establishment of a continuous improvement process enabling entities of all types and sizes to combine economic efficiency and environmental protection at both the operational and product levels. At its core, DIN EN ISO 14001 promotes environmental protection, the reduction of environmental repercussions and thus the correct implementation of operational environmental goals. However, while centered on ecosystem impact, ISO 14001 also takes economic, political and social aspects into consideration as the only recognized standard for environmental management system certification.
ISO 14001:2015 is the latest version of the environmental management system standard ISO 14001. The standard focuses on the systematic establishment of a continuous improvement process enabling organizations of all types and sizes to combine economic efficiency and environmental protection. ISO 14001:2015 certification requires a more efficient use of energy and raw materials, as well as waste minimization and targeted risk prevention. While centered on environmental impact, ISO 14001 also takes economic, political, and social aspects into consideration as the only globally-recognized standard for environmental management system certification.

Your Trusted, Independent Partner for ISO 14001:2015 Certification

Our experienced, independent experts provide optimal support for the certification of your environmental management system. By partnering with us, you show that the sustainable use of natural resources is important to you.
  • With years of experience, our auditors are knowledgeable and reliable experts
  • Our holistic and strategic approach ensures a detailed understanding of your organization's unique needs
  • A globally-recognized ISO 14001 certificate from DEKRA helps objectively demonstrate to current and future business partners the importance that you place on sustainability and the environment
  • With more than 200 accreditations worldwide, we also offer combined certifications with other management standards, such as ISO 9001 or ISO 50001 , saving you time and money
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DEKRA offers remote audit solutions that increase flexibility, while decreasing setup time and travel costs. Remote audits include the same processes as on-site audits, but use secure technology to conduct interviews and tours, review documents, and inspect systems remotely. An audit may be fully remote or utilize a blended approach, depending on your needs and capabilities. Our remote audits meet ISO 19011:2018 and IAF MD 4:2018 standards for security and are accepted by ANAB.
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