ISO 14001 Certification Excellence in Nigeria

About ISO 14001 Certification:
The ISO 14001 Environment Management System is a framework for establishing and maintaining an Environmental Management System to reduce the effects of your organization’s activities on the environment. It also covers international agreements, conventions, and treaties as well as legal obligations imposed by the government and local authorities. Any company, regardless of industry sector, size, or location can avail ISO 14001 certification.

Environmental Management System:
ISO 14001 is a series of standards that specifies requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS). ISO 14001 applies to all organizations regardless of their size or type or phase of operation and can be applied as risk-based EMS. 14001 Certification is one of the most widely sought after and globally recognized certifications for environmental management systems.

Why ISO 14001 Certification?
ISO 14001 Certification shows that your organization is following the ISO requirements for EMS as per ISO 14001 standard requirements. ISO 14001 Certification allows a company to demonstrate its commitment towards environmental safety and sustainability which helps in attracting customers from abroad. It also helps companies comply with local regulations to ensure the business does not incur hefty fines.

ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria:
Being a common standard, ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria is gaining ground with a high level of demand among large corporations. ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria is generally claimed by companies that are involved in activities that may have a detrimental impact on the environment.

There are many advantages of ISO 14001 certification for companies looking forward to implementing its requirements with a focus on GHGs emission, energy conservation, and sustainable business development. With increasing greenhouse gases and immense pressure on organizations to reduce their carbon footprint, getting ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria is a way to demonstrate commitment to a healthy environment.

Requirements to Achieve ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria:

  1. Establishing Environmental Policy and Objectives
  2. Environmental Aspect / Impact Assessment
  3. Create EMS documentation for all the processes for effective coordination of your team
  4. Define authority and responsibilities for the persons whose actions will have a negative impact on the environment
  5. Verify and ensure compliance with local legal requirements and interested party requirements
  6. Perform an internal audit of the EMS as per ISO 14001 requirements
  7. Carry out Corrective Actions on the NCs identified in the internal audit

Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification:

  • Comply with government regulations
  • Enhanced credibility by becoming environmentally responsible
  • Productivity increases due to better environmental performance
  • Maintain good public image and relationship
  • Employee health and safety are enhanced
  • Opens up new trade avenues and new customers

Time Frame to Achieve ISO 14001 Certification:
EAS can provide an immediate stage 1 audit if your application is successfully accepted. Stage 2 audits will also be commenced after the closure of non-conformities, if any, identified during the stage 1 audit. Upon successfully completing the stage 2 audit (please refer to the certification process), the certificate will be issued subsequently. For any small or medium size organization, the duration to achieve ISO 14001 certification is approximately 2-3 months.

Cost of Getting ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria:
The cost of ISO 14001 Certification in Nigeria varies based on the following factors. EAS is one of the most popular ISO 14001 certification bodies in Nigeria that has a transparent fee structure. We offer an approximate cost of ISO 14001 certification based on the following factors:

  • Size of the organization
  • Number of locations
  • Risk Factors
  • Number of employees
  • Organization’s scope of activities

How to Apply for ISO 14001 Certification:
EAS is one of the most experienced ISO 14001 certification bodies in Nigeria, accredited by JAS-ANZ to issue ISO certification. We have over 2 decades of experience in issuing ISO 14001 certification to organizations across the globe. Contact our experienced team of auditors to help you achieve ISO 14001 certification in a convenient and flexible manner. They will be able to provide advice and direction on choices that will help you achieve your objectives.

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