ISO 14001:2015 – Environment Management System




ISO 14001:2015 was published on 15th Sept, 2015. The standard sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity including manufacturing, services, institutions, health or any other sector. KBS is the best ISO 14001:2015 - Environment Management System certification body.We provide ISO 14001JAS-ANZ Accredited certificates in Bahrain, India, Korea the Republic of, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.

Using ISO 14001:2015 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. There are more than 300,000 certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world. Using ISO 14001 helps in Demonstrating compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements, increased leadership involvement and engagement of employees, improvement in company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders, achieving strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issuesinto business management, providing a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs, encouraging better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems.

KBS has been top accredited certification body for environment management system based on ISO 14001 and has certified a number of big and small organizations worldwide including Delhi Metro, Indian Railways, Indian Oil etc. The auditors have proven competence in the field and work with all sincerity and due professionalism.


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Certification Process


The certification process includes following major steps. For further details kindly see procedure for certification system in the download section.


  1. Application/Enquiry
    Client submits the application form to KBS (Application for Certification).
  2. Review of Application by KBS
    KBS reviews the application to check if the requisite services can be provided and accordingly prepares the quotation/ estimate and the contract (Certification audit contract).
  3. Audit planning
    Once the contract is signed, KBS makes the audit programme and inform the client.
  4. Assessment
    Initial certification includes two stages assessment. Recertification includes only one stage. The assessment is carried out by the team at the sites against the applicable criteria. The report is provided to client identifying the compliancelevel includingany nonconformities.
  5. Verification of Non-conformities
    Client submits the implemented or proposed action based on the classification of non-conformity. KBS reviews the actions.
  6. Certification Decision
    KBS takes certification decision based on the report submitted by the audit team. If decision is in favour of grant of certification, a Certificate is Issued to the client.
  7. Surveillance assessment
    Surveillance assessment are held as per the periodicity defined and agreed. First surveillance within 12 months from the date of the stage 2 audit. Certificate is maintained based on the outcome of the surveillance audit and compliance with the requirements. First Surveillance within 12 months from the date of certification decision date.
  8. Recertification
    Before expiry of the certificate, recertification is planned and conducted.