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ISO 14001 Environmental management systems
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification

ISO 14001 Environmental management systems

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The central pillar of environmental management

Organisations, regardless of their activity, size or physical location, are increasingly required to comply with a growing number of environmental demands imposed by the Administration, clients and the general public. For this reason, the use of tools that integrate the environment into the company's overall management is essential.

The implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with the standard UNE-EN-ISO ​14001 allows for easy standardisation of the environmental factors arising from each activity that takes place in organisation. It also promotes environmental protection and prevents pollution while maintaining a balance with socio-economic factors.

The implementation of an Environmental Management System in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001, your organisation is positioned as socially responsible, distinguishing itself from the competition, and strengthening its image with customers and consumers.

Among other environmental benefits, this will optimise the management of resources and waste, reduce the negative environmental impacts of their activity, and reduce any risks associated with accidental situations.

With respect to financial advantages, as well as strengthening innovation and productivity, your organisation will be able to reduce waste management costs or insurance premiums, remove exporting barriers, reduce the risk of litigation and sanctions, have better access to subsidies and other lines of funding, or reduce the occupational risks, thus motivating staff.


Aside from being a starting point from which to progress towards other environmental schemes (Ecodesign, EMAS, Kyoto Protocol...), ISO 14001​ proposes a similar structure to Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 and ISO 45001), also providing the possibility to integrate three systems into one, which results in the optimisation of the process and the subsequent reduction of auditing time and costs.

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Edited standards

Once Audit process has been completed, if the implemented system meets the requirements of the standard ISO 14001, the organisation obtains:

  • The AENOR Environmental Management.Systems Certificate
  • A license to use the AENOR Environmental Management brand
  • The IQNet Certificate, passport for international access of its certification. With it, its AENOR certificate will be recognised by leading certification entities all over the world.
  • The user licence for the IQNet mark.

Furthermore, organisations with management systems certified by AENOR have free access to the AENORnet and a subscription to the AENOR monthly magazine.

AENOR Mark for Environmental Management

AENOR Environmental Management Mark

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According to the latest International Organization for Standardization (ISO) report, Spain is the seventh country worldwide, and the fourth in Europe rated by the number of UNE-EN ISO 9001 Quality certificates granted.

AENOR, is accredited by ENAC, the national accreditation organisation, to certify environmental management systems in all business sectors.

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