ISO 14001 is the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The framework encourages sustainability by undertaking a systematic approach to protect the environment and respond to changing environmental conditions whilst incorporating socio-economic needs.

Bywater has over 35 years’ experience in providing ISO 14001 EMS Consultancy services. As experts in their field, our ISO 14001 Consultants continually support organisations to reduce their environmental impact, including through implementing and improving their EMS whilst maintaining and achieving ISO 14001 certification.


ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System standard has been adopted by organisations globally. The standard is designed to help organisations protect the physical environment around them whilst meeting their economic needs of today, and without damaging the ability of future generations to do the same.

The standard adopts a systematic approach to environmental management to achieve long-term sustainability.

The complexity of an organisation’s EMS depends on the context and size of the organisation, the scope of the EMS, compliance obligations and the nature of works the organisation undertakes.

Designed to help organisations achieve their own environmental objectives, as well as fulfilling environmental compliance obligations and enhancing environmental performance. The benefits of an ISO 14001 certification include:

  • cost savings through the reduction of waste and consumption
  • protection of the environment through understanding and managing your ‘environmental aspects’ and ‘environmental impacts’
  • reduction of the organisation’s environmental impact by utilising a life cycle perspective
  • confidence that government and industry compliance regulations are being met
  • improved brand image
  • increased employee satisfaction through enhanced environmental performance
  • ensuring legal requirements relating to environmental aspects are met

In addition to providing ISO 14001 consultancy and ISO 14001 training courses, we offer a variety of business improvement courses aimed at helping organisations to improve their management systems, products and services including:

IEMA Certified and Approved Training – IEMA is an internal professional body committed to global sustainability. Our IEMA courses include the IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce and our IEMA Internal Environmental Management System Auditor training course.

Waste Management training – This course covers regulations around waste management and helps delegates to understand how their organisation can maintain compliance.

Lean Six Sigma Training – This is a combination of two process improvement approaches, Lean which focuses on reducing waste, and Six Sigma which aims to reduce process variation

Integrated Management Systems (IMS) – For organisations who wish to bring their QMS, EMS and OH&SMS together to improve efficiency and reduce duplication.


How we can help



ISO 14001 Gap Analysis

ISO 14001 Gap Analysis

An initial step in the certification process is assessing your organisation against the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 in the form an EMS gap analysis.

Following the analysis our EMS consultant will provide you a written report of the findings which can be used as the basis for an ISO 14001 implementation plan.

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ISO 14001 Auditing

Auditing Against ISO 14001

Pre-assessment audits, internal audits and supplier audits can assist in maintaining and continually improving your EMS.

We understand the importance of an objective viewpoint when auditing and can undertake the full audit on your behalf or provide support during the audit process.

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Developing Environmental Management System Documentation

Developing EMS Documentation

ISO 14001 outlines the required documentation for an EMS including a documented scope, environmental policy and compliance obligations.

Our Environmental Management consultants can advise, provide support, create and update your EMS documentation to ensure it complies the requirements of ISO 14001 and assists in the continual improvement of your EMS.

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ISO 14001 Auditor Training

ISO 14001 Training Courses

ISO 14001 training provides delegates with an understanding of ISO 14001 and the skills to audit against ISO 14001.

Our ISO 14001 courses include our IEMA, CQI & IRCA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor and ISO 14001 Internal Auditor training courses. We also offer IEMA training courses which focus on environmental sustainability and environmental issues.

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Compliance Obligations

EMS Compliance Obligations

Organisations are required to evaluate fulfilment of their compliance obligations, including legal requirements, and understand their compliance status.

As experts in their field, our ISO 14001 Consultants can provide environmental compliance support including reviewing your compliance obligations and ensuring you are aware of changes to relevant legislation.


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Environmental Sustainability

There are growing pressures on organisations to reduce their long-term impact on the environment. Stakeholders expect organisations to take action to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity and minimise supply chain impacts.

Our Environmental Consultants can review your organisation’s direct and indirect impacts on the environment and develop a sustainability strategy.

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Integrated Management System

For organisations with a quality, environmental and health and safety management system in place, integrating the management system can assist to improve efficiency and reduce duplication.

Our consultants can provide consultancy support for those wishing to integrate or align their existing management systems. We also offer Integrated Management Systems (IMS) training to provide individuals with the knowledge to audit an IMS.


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If you’d like to talk to someone about how we can support your organisation call our team on 0333 123 9001 or contact us.

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