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DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

Environmental Management
- Environmental Protection made Today, for Tomorrow -

- Environmental protection today for tomorrow -

ISO 14001?

DIN EN ISO 14001:2015

As a modern organisation, you are responsible for the environment of the world of tomorrow. Natural resources are becoming more scarce, meanwhile societal expectations for sustainable development and accountability are increasing. 

By actively and systematically handling your organisation’s negative environmental impact, you will not just comply with laws and regulations, you will also limit your organisation’s negative impact on the environment. 

An environmental management system, based on ISO 14001, will also support emergency preparedness and defence. This will allow you to be prepared and actively handle any worst-case scenarios.


An accredited certification of your environmental management system in compliance with DIN EN ISO 14001:2015, ISO 14001 in short, can assist your organisation with compliance standards. It will also lower cost through optimised use of resources and reduced environmental costs. Additionally, it can strengthen your market position and positively impact your organisation's reputation with business partners, customers and staff.

ISO 14001


Since the overhaul of ISO 14001 in 2015, its chapters follow the so-called “High-Level-Structure”. This structure allows the integration of further management systems that follow the same structure. These are, amongst others: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, and ISO 50001.


The core aim of ISO 14001 is to continually develop and improve environmental protection. This is achieved by enhancing the organisation’s environmental performance. 


The individual chapters of ISO 14001 can easily be divided into the PDCA Cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act). This cycle dictates further standards, such as the “Process Approach” and “Risk-Based Thinking”. 

The Process Approach is centred around the organisation's processes. For this to work, all processes and their respective interactions within the organisation need to be managed and named. This allows the organisation to steer processes towards the desired organisational and environmental goals. 


Risk-Based thinking is used to identify internal and external risks as well as opportunities that could impact the organisation. Appropriate actions can be taken to address risks or chances and can be monitored to ensure their success. 

Subsequently, emergency preparedness and defence and communication will be part of the environmental management system.


Environmental Protection made Today, for Tomorrow

  • Enhance Environmental Performance

    • The negative environmental impact will be reduced through planned environmental objectives

  • Reduce Cost and Resource use

    • Operating costs can be lowered by reducing environmental costs and optimised use of resources.

  • Minimise Risks and Maximise Opportunities 

    • Consistent and continuous risk and opportunity management allows you to act instead of react in the right moments.

  • Enhance Competitiveness / Market Acceptance

    • A certified environmental management system improves your image with customers, business partners and staff.

  • Enrichment through CEA Expertise 

    • The CEA Certification GmbH is a German, internationally recognised certification authority. Profit from our know-how and the expertise of our experts and auditors.

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