Your journey to ISO 14001 Certification with BSI

Step 2: Implementation


You need to:

  • Complete the optional BSI ISO 14001 self-assessment questionnaire to evaluate how much of the work you’ve completed to meet certification requirements and what is still left to do
  • Ensure your organization understands the principles of ISO 14001, the roles individuals they’ll need to play and review your activities and processes against the standard

We help you to:

  • Know what needs to be done to implement the standard successfully at the BSI Implementing an ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System training course 
  • Understand where your environmental management system still needs work in order to be certified, book an optional BSI gap assessment
  • Effectively implement your EMS with our Business Improvement Software

This content is available for download in our ISO 14001 Client Guide and our ISO 14001 Implementation Guide


Top tips for implementing ISO 14001

  1. Get commitment and support from senior management.
  2. Engage the whole business with good internal communication.
  3. Compare your existing quality systems with ISO 14001 requirements.
  4. Get customer and supplier feedback on current environmental management.
  5. Establish an implementation team to get the best results.
  6. Map out and share roles, responsibilities and timescales.
  7. Adapt the basic principles of environmental management to your business.
  8. Motivate staff involvement with training and incentives.
  9. Share ISO 14001 knowledge and encourage staff to train as internal auditors.
  10. Regularly review your ISO 14001 system to make sure you are continually improving it.