Environmental: ISO 14001
At the Australian Productivity Council we offer flexible and economical services to assist businesses with the implementation and ongoing management of ISO 14001 environmental management systems. ISO systems should be run by qualified professionals. Our consultants provide you with this expert help on a cost-effective basis. We offer flexible levels of assistance, from ad-hoc help, to fully operating your system for you. Our work is warranted and quality-assured. We have helped thousands of businesses in Australia and abroad for more than sixty years.
The International Standard
An ISO 14001 environmental management system is designed to assess the environmental impact of your business and minimise the adverse impacts by applying procedures and controls. Developed by the International Standards Organisation, the systems can be externally audited for compliance by an independent certification body. The standard applies to companies large and small, and across all industries, and is recognised globally, with more than 350,000 certificates currently issued.
Improving Your Business
Implementing an environmental management system is the best way for firms to meet their environmental impact targets. These targets may be as a result of regulatory requirements, or as a result of internal governance measures aimed at reducing environmental impact or cutting waste. ISO 14001 certification is also a valuable marketing tool, as it signifies to customers that your organisation is managing its impact on the environment, which is an increasingly important factor for consumers.
Relevant, Right-sized, Ready for Audit
Our experts help you get the full benefits of an ISO system with minimal complication. The system should be relevant to your business, right-sized for your needs, and ready for audit at any time. There are complex ongoing documentation requirements as part of maintaining an ISO 14001 system, and keeping it active and up-to-date. Our qualified professionals help you take care of the daily upkeep of your system, so that you and your staff can focus on the core activities of your business.
ISO 14001 systems are also valuable for a variety of other reasons, from the more existential like saving the planet, to the more immediate like meeting eligibility criteria for certain tenders or gaining a marketing benefit.
Where and when you need us
Our consultants visit your business on an as needs basis to build and manage your systems for you. We can take over the management of existing ISO 14001 systems, or provide training to businesses that want to manage their own ISO 14001 system but need to know how to do it.
The Expertise you Need
For non-professionals, building and maintaining a system is extremely time consuming and the results are often sub-optimal. Even if you are able to maintain the certification you may not get the real benefits of an better system. Our consultants have vast experience, making your system a valuable tool for improvement, not just a certificate on the wall.
Excellent Value Service Delivery
Our rates are extremely competitive compared to other systems management companies, and compared to the cost of insourcing. Through our pool of more than 100 consultants nationwide and internationally we have the best wealth of experience on the market, and this expertise means we can build better systems.