Jack Sehkon and Associates Inc.

ISO 14001 EMS Certification

Jack Sekhon and Associates helps your organization to get certified to ISO 14001 Standard by following steps identified below:

Step 1: Scope and Training – Identify the scope of ISO 14001 based on geographical and process boundaries as well as products/services. Get training on ISO 14001 Standard to understand ISO 14001 requirements, process approach and risk-based thinking. (5 % of overall work required)-JSA Led

Step 2Gap Analysis – Conduct a gap analysis of your current environmental practices against ISO 14001 requirements. (5 % of overall work required) – JSA Led

Step 3: ISO 14001 based EMS Design – Design the ISO 14001 based EMS by establishing documented information required by your organization based on process approach and risk-based thinking. The documented information could include scope, Environmental Manual, Environmental policy, Environmental objectives, Process Lists, Environmental Risk Register, Environmental Legal Register, Environmental System Procedures, Environmental Operating Procedures, Environmental Operating Instructions and supporting tools such as forms, templates, checklists, and databases. (60 % of overall work required)- JSA Led

Step 4: ISO 14001 based EMS Implementation – Implement the EMS by following established documented information and retaining records of implementation. This can be done through employee/management implementation questionnaires and assisting as necessary. (10 % of overall work required) – JSA Led

Step 5: Internal Evaluation – Train internal auditors. Conduct internal audits and address identified gaps through NCRs. Conduct management review and develop/implement action items arising from management review. (5 % of overall work required)- JSA Led 

Step 6: Stage 1 External Evaluation – External Registrar auditor conducts Documentation and Readiness Stage 1 audit and issues report-Address any identified issues. (5 % of overall work required)- External Registrar Led

Step 7: Stage 2 External Evaluation – External Registrar auditor conducts stage 2 Implementation Effectiveness audit and issues report. Address any identified issues. (10 % of overall work required)- External Registrar Led

Step 8: External Registrar issues Certification – The organization submits documented information demonstrating the issues have been addressed. Upon acceptance, external registrar issues Certification of your organization`s EMS to ISO 14001 Standard. 

Step 9: Sustain the Certified EMS – The organization maintains the EMS. External registrar conducts annual surveillance audits and 3-year recertification.

Certification is a useful tool to add credibility, by demonstrating that your workplace health & safety is compliant with applicable legislation and is proactive, rather than being reactive. For some industries, certification is a legal or contractual requirement.  

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