ISO 14001 Certification

We have a refreshing and customer focused approach to our certification services.

ISO 14001 is the mark of an organisation that cares about the impact they have on the environment.

Why do I need ISO 14001?

Gaining and maintaining ISO 14001 certification shows that your business not only cares about its impact to the environment; but that it is driven through company culture via an independently audited management system that helps to drive environmental risks down continuously.

Stakeholders such as customers, the community, shareholders and suppliers will look more favourably towards a business that has ISO 14001 certification as it demonstrates consistent measurement and improvement of your organisation’s environmental impact.

Having this certification also means that you may qualify for tenders. It is becoming more widely stipulated that organisations should have their management systems ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified by an independent certification body to pre-qualify for a contract.

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 - Simply Certification

ISO 14001 is the international standard for an environmental management system (EMS).

The standard covers a range of aspects that you need to demonstrate including:

General requirements of the EMS and context of the organisation

Demonstrating leadership and a commitment to the EMS

Identification and planning to address risks and opportunities of the EMS

Communication, training and EMS awareness

Operational responsiveness to emergency environmental situations

Monitor, measure, evaluate and improve your EMS processes

The benefits to those who have ISO 14001

The obvious benefit is of course the environment

Cost savings due to energy consumption being driven down

Pre-qualification for tenders and contracts

Positive impact on company brand

Compliance with the most recent environmental legislation

Due to compliance you will reduce risk and potential penalties

Why choose Simply Certification for your ISO 14001

From all the certification bodies to chose from, why choose us to gain ISO 14001?

  • Our people. From our assessors to our admin team, you will find us to be positive, friendly and helpful.

  • Our customers love working with us, as we ensure a personal touch and work with you, not against you.

  • We’re responsive and agile. We’ll work around your timeframe and needs and ensure an efficient assessment plan.

  • We work collaboratively with our customers, our assessments are an enjoyable experience and never dreaded!

  • We don’t tie our customers into contracts. They stay with us as they enjoy working with us.

  • Easy to understand audit reports delivered via our audit report system to help you manage any tasks that you need to address to gain or maintain certification.

  • Our pricing is extremely competitive and straightforward. No annual management fees and you can choose the day rate you want; with expenses or without, you decide.

The process


The beginning bit

  • First of all you need a management system put in place that is ‘assessment ready’. If you need help to do this, get in touch.

  • Complete our quick estimate form so we have some information about you.

  • We will let you know the estimated cost based on the information you have provided.

  • If you want to proceed, simply let us know by email.

  • We need to make sure enough assessment days are allocated, so we will call you to gain a deeper understanding of your business. This will result in a final quote.


The middle bit

  • We will match you with one of our excellent auditors and book in your date for a “Stage One Assessment.” This assessment is a document review to ensure your management system meets the ISO standards.

  • Your “Stage Two Assessment” will also be programmed in, usually 4-6 weeks after your Stage One. This is a review of your day to day operations so that we can collect evidence to demonstrate your working practices are in line with your management system.

  • If there are no major non conformances following your Stage Two you will be recommended to be certified. If there are non conformances you will have 6 weeks to address them and provide evidence of these. A decision maker will review the final report, verify this and then a certificate will be issued.


The ongoing bit

  • Once you have gained certification you enter into a cycle of surveillance audits. We always provide a consistent and efficient audit program.

  • These are much shorter than the initial audit and are carried out to ensure your organisation is meeting the ISO standard.

  • When you come towards the end of the three years, we will be in touch to organise a re-assessment visit.  This won’t be as in detail as the initial audit and will start off the next three year cycle.

  • We always work closely with our clients to ensure they are happy with our service and have ongoing communications throughout your cycle to discuss any changes that may effect your certification.

Get an quick estimate


Simply Certification Limited
The Eco Centre
Windmill Way
Hebburn NE31 1SR


+44 (0)191 323 3960