Environmental Management Audit (ISO 14001 Internal Audit)

ISO 14001 is a global environmental management standard developed by companies that wish to demonstrate their control over organizational functions and environmental impacts. Many laws and regulations have been designed to protect the environment, and noncompliance with them could lead to legal and financial repercussions. Gaining ISO 14001 certification requires proven evidence of maintained compliance with ISO 14001 requirements and relevant laws. This certification will help to reduce time and compensation costs, and save your business from possible legal actions.

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The ISO 14001 standard offers management tools businesses use to control their environmental impacts and boost their performance. These tools will benefit businesses in multiple ways, such as:

  • Reduces the use of raw material,
  • Decreases energy consumption,
  • Lessens waste generation,
  • Lowers disposal costs,
  • Enhances process efficiency,
  • Ensures recoverable raw materials are utilized.

To gain these benefits, ISO 14001 certification is needed. To gain certification, an ISO 14001 internal audit is needed.

What Are ISO 14001 Internal Audits?

Internal audits are organized, independent, objective, and documented processes that collect relevant information and identify areas that need improvement. An internal audit ensures that the process in question is updated, fast, and focuses on quality. ISO 14001 internal auditors evaluate the environmental management system or EMS and compare the condition of the current EMS to what the business wants for their EMS. This audit also determines whether the business is compliant or noncompliant with the standard.

What Are Some Benefits?

This audit increases the credibility between departments, employees, and management. It also helps a business build a loyal customerbase and provides an opportunity for enhanced and improved processes to be implemented, effectively increasing transparency and quality. Internal audits record identified flaws and errors and help to later demonstrate how these identified flaws have been resolved.

ISO 14001 internal audits allow businesses measure how ISO requirements have been met and what requirements still need to be completed. Internal audits identify areas where further improvement is required, and an internal audit with effective ISO internal audit checklists and prompt lists will better determine compliance with process performance indicators. Each process should be evaluated with the intended process performance indicator, and process performance indicators will help businesses or organizations maximize quality performance of all processes.

Before arranging the certification audit, an internal audit needs to be performed. iComply, a leading ISO internal audit service provider can help with your internal audit needs, assisting you with reaching the desired ISO standard.

Who are we?

iComply is a premium internal audit service provider, and we have helped many companies achieve ISO 14001 certification. Our main goal is to improve processes in your business and find nonconformities to ensure the certification audit goes smoothly.

At iComply, we suggest an internal audit prior to the certification or recertification (certification renewal) audit, and our ISO 14001 internal audit services are delivered by our team of internal aweditors (awesome auditors) who have many years of experience with the ISO 14001 standard.

Why should you choose iComply?

There are many other companies offering the same services, why should you choose iComply? Listed below are some services we provide:

  • We eliminate unnecessary burdens on volunteering internal auditors,
  • Reduce the need to train existing employees for internal audits,
  • Lessen nonconformities associated with ineffective audits,
  • Boost ongoing system improvements,
  • Provide value-added audits,
  • Offer fuller benefits with system implementation.

Our Approach to ISO 14001 Internal Audits- How do we Work?

iComply boasts competent and trained ISO internal aweditors with skills in dealing with the process approach, risk-based thinking and relevant industry backgrounds. Listed below are some steps we follow to perform the environmental management system audit:

1. Audit Schedule

First, our team will meet with top management to develop insights into specific business functions and requirements. We also create the audit schedule as per your convenience, and suggest management presents the audit schedule to the employees, enabling them to participate in the audit program.

2. Process Audit Planning

Once the schedule is set, our aweditors will review the EMS, looking for the environmental aspects associated with processes and measuring how well the EMS is performing against what is expected. After this, we will ensure our audit plan is sufficient to cover all the right data and support any process plans.

3. Audit Execution

At this stage, the audit plan will finally be implemented. We will analyze the processes against the environmental plans that have been prepared for the process, and find answers to the following questions:

  • When applicable, are environmental aspects reviewed?
  • Are relevant environmental operational controls in place and maintained?
  • Are nonconformities, corrective actions, and preventive actions resolved?

4. Audit Reporting

Once the audit is done, an audit report will be prepared. Our findings and observations will be recorded, formatted to the client’s preferences.

5. Following up

Our audit report will highlight areas that need improvement in order to be compliant and provide valuable suggestions to ensure continuous improvement. To view all internal audit information, the client simply needs to look in the audit report.

We offer first-rate ISO 14001 internal audit service at affordable prices at iComply.

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