There are now 250,000 organisations with the certification in 155 countries.
The article on www.businessgreen.com was released last week and stated that “The number of companies achieving environmental certification ISO14001 has risen four-fold since 2008, according to a leading assessment company.”
One of the biggest advantages of the certification, and indeed all ISO certifications, is its ability to translate overseas because it is an internationally recognised standard. And it is for this reason that so many companies that are looking to expand worldwide choose to achieve the standard.
But it is not just multinational organisations that can benefit from ISO 14001. Start-ups and SMEs in all industries will also see the returns from achieving the standard.
Peter Gamble, Managing Director of QMS International, said, “As more and more people become committed to protecting the environment, ISO 14001 provides the best framework for businesses to work from to ensure that their policies not only comply with environmental legislation, but can be used to actively reduce carbon emissions. It is a great way to demonstrate an Organisations Green credentials to its customer base.”
QMS International is a UK based organisation that has to date issued over 19000 certifications to businesses in over 60 countries. In addition to ISO 14001, they offer ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 50001 for energy management.
To find out more about ISO 14001 and QMS International, visit their website at http://www.qmsuk.com/