9th November 2016

Environmental Management Systems

Set up a new ISO 14001 EMS, transition to 2015 or review your existing system.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

An Environment Management System (EMS) comprises documents, procedures and other tools to manage your environmental impact and improve performance. This will be different for each organisation and considers what your biggest impacts are, the risks involved and how to most efficiently mitigate these, using a plan, do, check, act methodology.

ISO 14001 is the leading EMS certification, held by over 300,000 organisations worldwide. It maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective environmental management system and can be used by any organisation, regardless of activities or sector.

Totem Sustainability will look at your systems and processes and help you align them with the requirements of ISO 14001. Totem Sustainability can then help you arrange ISO 14001 certification and support you with your ongoing management and audit programme.

For more information, check out the ISO website.

Services and experience

We have IRCA certified ISO 14001:2015 Lead Auditor qualified consultants with experience in managing and reviewing ISO 14001 across the following sectors:

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Fit-out
  • Farming
  • Joinery
  • Landscaping
  • Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Property Development
  • Property Investment
  • Retail

ISO 14001 benefits

  • Reduce energy, water and waste costs.
  • Minimise the risk of prosecution, fines and the associated negative PR.
  • Provide clients with assurance that you are managing your environmental impacts.
  • Considered during pre-qualification for public and private contracts.
  • Great marketing material to win more work, no one ever complained something was “too sustainable”.


ISO 9001 and 14001 have now been aligned and follow the same basic framework. We can help you integrate ISO 14001 and 9001 into a single, integrated and effective system, thus reducing paperwork and process replication, further contributing to your organisational efficiency.