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ISO 14001 - Environmental management system

With more than 320,000 certificates issued around the world, ISO 14001 certification is the benchmark solution for managing your organization’s specific environmental stakes in order to improve your overall environmental performance.

Revised in 2015, the standard has evolved to offer greater agility, and to meet the environmental expectations of society. It is now easier to include in a combined ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 initiative. By implementing this standard, you demonstrate your commitment to the environment and inspire trust from stakeholders.

Learn about the main features of the 2015 versions

Already certified in accordance with the 2008 version? You have until 14/09/2018 to comply with the 2015 version. We offer solutions tailored to your project and your calendar:

Download our free transition guide and:
- Take stock of the challenges and benefits that come with these revisions
- Assess the impacts on your certification
- Benefit from the feedback from our first pilot audits

Assessment Visit: Through a customized assessment visit, determine where you stand with regard to the 2015 version. Carried out by an auditor at the time you choose and with no pressure, it provides a clear view of your strengths and areas for improvement.

Opt for a Focus Session: during your next follow-up or renewal audit, opt for a Focus Session with your auditor on the most important aspects of the 2015 version in order to take stock of your situation and establish your customized action plan.

Advantages of the certification

In a survey of AFNOR Certification customers, the respondent companies all emphasized the quick return on investment of their environmental certification initiative.

ISO 14001 certification enables the following :

  • reduce the use of raw materials by almost 25%
  • reduce water and energy consumption by almost 15%
  • improve waste recycling and reclaiming by 30%
  • reduce expenses and control your budgets

* According to the Organization Performance Chair, Université Paris Dauphine.

In addition to the environmental aspects:

  • increase your sales : a company with ISO 14001 certification generates an average of 16% more turnover than an uncertified company*
  • go above and beyond the regulatory requirements
  • stand out from the competition and enhance the company’s image


Certified companies share their feedback

Marie-Christine Theurant

Marie-Christine Theurant

QSE Manager

“Our teams’ motivation to remain on the cutting edge environmentally has never faltered at David Lange.” David Lange

Cyril Hardouin

Cyril Hardouin

Director/Oyster Farm

“ISO 14001 enabled me to analyze my work,” explained Cyril Hardouin, “and to have a clear vision of my good and not so good practices. Even now, it is still helping me make improvements. In this sense, it is a real tool for making concrete progress.” Les Huîtres Arcachon Cap Ferret

How to obtain the certification ?

1 Assessment visit (optional)

Pre-diagnosis in real conditions with an auditor to maximize your chances of being certified.

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2 On-site audit

Your auditor interviews your teams to analyze your practices and data with regard to the requirements of the standard.

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3 Audit results

Presentation summarizing the audit findings and delivery of the audit report.

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4 Certification

AFNOR Certification grants your certificate and logo for three years.

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5 Follow-up and renewal

Follow-up audit each year and renewal audit every three years.

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Why AFNOR Certification ?

We work alongside you and are committed to successful certification or transition to the 2015 version.

  • The expertise and renown of the French leader, with more than 70,000 sites certified
  • A strong network: 1 750 auditors and assessors supporting your success, qualified in ISO 14001:2015 and “ICA Environnement” certified

  • The proximity of our 13 regional antennas and our presence in more than 100 countries facilitates the deployment of your initiatives in France and internationally
  • You have access to a personalized customer area to easily manage your certification, prepare your audits, and track the progress of your actions

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