ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

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ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) which offers companies and organisations practical tools to take charge of their environmental responsibilities. Regardless of whether your business is big or small, gaining and maintaining ISO 14001 certification shows that your organisation is efficient with its resources and committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Using a holistic approach, this standard provides a comprehensive framework aimed at improving a business’s environmental performance through waste reduction and efficient use of resources. 


Environmental concerns are impacting all aspects of life and, with this in mind, it is recommended that all businesses actively reduce their impact on the environment. Yet, whilst being environmentally conscious is beneficial to the planet, you’ll find that the benefits also extend to your business. As ISO 14001 is designed to help businesses achieve this, these are few benefits this standard can bring to your organisation: 


As this standard’s distinct focus is the environmental impact generated by various organisations, numerous Industries can benefit from becoming ISO 14001 certified. In fact, without restricting itself to fixed requirements and mandates for each industry, ISO 14001 assists a wide-range of organisations in applying environmental management systems that optimise the use of natural resources whilst reducing waste. Accordingly, we’ve identified several industries for whom this certification could prove essential.  

Work with An Expert

For some companies, it might be tempting to read the standard and attempt to implement these processes without receiving any expert guidance. However, this is typically not enough to implement an efficient, long-term management system. A literal interpretation of this standard may easily create an overly bureaucratic management system, yielding the opposite results of what would otherwise be achieved. Instead of a structured system based on the smart analysis of data, you could end up with an overly complicated and inefficient system.  

Instead, hiring an expert consultancy with years of experience is the best way to effectively meet your ISO standards. Make sure to choose an expert you trust, to provide you with a grounded approach that will simplify your life, rather than over-complicate it. 

Certification Bodies

When looking to get ISO certification, choosing to work with the right certification body is a crucial part of the process. It is important to make sure that your certification body is fully accredited, as only these entities are truly qualified to provide ISO certification.

Throughout his career, Luke has created internationally recognised management systems and in turn, has helped his clients to gain ISO certification with all of these internationally recognised certification bodies. Regardless of which certification body you choose to work with, Luke’s 100% money-back guarantee will always apply!


As a Malta Enterprise approved advisor, Luke can help his clients reap the full benefits of currently available funding. Applicable to any business based in Malta, the Government of Malta’s current funding schemes have never been better. The precise amount depending on your company’s size and ownership structure. 

For more information, simply get in touch for a free consultation session! Luke will help you to make the most of the best available funding incentives applicable to your business.


Luke’s approval as a Malta Enterprise approved advisor means that his clients can reap the full benefits of currently available funding schemes. Find out whether you are eligible for funding, by getting in touch with Luke!

Funding Opportunities

For pioneering companies committed to the environment management, getting ISO 14001 certification is a crucial milestone. Recognizing the importance of working towards this standard, there are various funding opportunities to be found in Malta. These include:

  • 50% Tax Credits  
  • cash grants by Malta Enterprise, JobsPlus, & other entities. 
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

A Closer Look At ISO 14001

What Topics Does It Cover?

Organisations which follow the ISO 14001 standard have seen improvements in a variety of areas, from efficiently using natural resources to boasting a more structured approach to following legal regulation. This is because, the latest version, the ISO 14001:2015, is a very thorough standard which covers the following topics on environmental management systems: 

  •  Assessing the organisation contextually and determining its scope 
  • Establishing Leadership roles 
  • Planning risk assessments, action plans and environmental objectives 
  • Establishing Support 
  • Planning Operational aspects 
  • Performance evaluation 
  • Improvement opportunities

Achieving ISO 14001

What Does This Say About Your Organisation?

Although achieving ISO 14001 accreditation is not a legal requirement, owning this certification says a lot about what type of business you are running. Adhering to this standard boasts inherent benefits but it also sends the right message to you clients, investors and competitors.  Getting ISO 14001 certification proves that your organisation: 

  • Is compliant with the current and future environmental statutes and requirements 
  • Wants to encourage its suppliers to embrace environmentally conscious processes. 
  • Attains its goals strategically and because it functions with environmental integrity 
  • Is at a competitive and financial advantage by being efficient and cost-effective. 
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System

Frequently Asked Questions

Environmental concerns are impacting all aspects of life. This is why it is recommended that all businesses actively reduce their impact on the environment. ISO 14001 helps businesses to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

Your ISO 14001 certification will need to be renewed after a period of three years. To maintain your certification, an assessment must be conducted once a year and recertification is issued every three years to ensure that your EMS continues to operate within the ISO 14001 required standards. 

Yes, like other ISO standards that are concerned with different types of management systems - including ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 - the ISO 14001 uses a high-level structure. This indicates that the ISO 14001 may be effortlessly integrated within any existing ISO management system. 

The amount of time it takes your company to earn your certification all depends on the size and complexity of your business. Luke will help you to make this process as swift and efficient as possible for your convenience.

Whilst organisations can attempt to optimise their Environmental management systems without certification, ISO 14001 provides a structured approach which is sustainable and internationally trusted. 

Therefore, although it is not necessary, it is a recommended tried-and-tested means of achieving Environmental management. 

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