There is a growing recognition of the value of environmental certifications as it allows you, as a business, to show stakeholders your commitment to reducing your environmental impact. Click on the links below to find out more about each certification.
We are able to support in preparing for certification audits remotely, but please do check with certification bodies as to whether they are able to carry out audits during this time of social distancing.
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that helps organisations improve their environmental performance.
The benefits of an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS) include:
- Enhanced company reputation
- Increased engagement across the business between senior management and employees
- Improved environmental performance
- More efficient use of resources and reduction of waste linked to cost savings
- Improved compliance with environmental legislation
We can offer as much or as little guidance and support as you require, starting with an initial gap analysis through to the final certification audit. We believe that an effective Environmental Management System should align with an organisation’s existing procedures and processes rather than creating an additional administrative burden and will work with you to create a streamlined approach to achieving this.
We have worked with a range of clients to achieve certification globally and offer a bespoke service, tailored to the size and needs of your organisation.
If you don’t need the support of a consultant, we also offer an ISO 14001 Toolkit to assist in developing the necessary documentation for certification and surveillance audits.
If you don’t need the full toolkit, you can also download individual toolkits from our Resources section.
In the current climate, many businesses are scheduled for surveillance audits but are finding they have much less time to focus on preparations. If you are in this position, we are happy to offer a full review of your ISO 14001 documentation and supporting evidence, which can be shared online to avoid the need for any site visits. We have been involved in preparing and supporting on over 50 audits for a range of clients over the past 6 years, so are well placed to highlight any potential non-conformities and propose actions for how these can be closed out.
Book in a free call to discuss your requirements and we’d be happy to provide you with a tailored quote to support in your audit preparations.
Certified B Corporations are businesses committed to balancing purpose and profit by considering their impact on workers, customer, suppliers, community and the environment. B Corps are a community of leaders using business as a force for good.
In order to obtain certification, a business is required to complete the B Impact Assessment to assess their overall impact. Categories include:
Businesses must score a minimum score of 80 to achieve certification and can use the online tool to benchmark their score against other similar businesses and work to improve their score year on year.
During this time of social distancing, we are still able to support remotely and can share documents online to avoid the need for any site visits.
Fitwel certification was launched in 2017 and “has a vision for a healthier future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants and support healthy communities“.
As Fitwel Ambassadors, we are well placed to help you achieve certification. If you are looking to certify either a new or existing building, the process will address the 7 Fitwel health impact categories:
- Impacts Community Health
- Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism
- Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations
- Instil Feelings of Wellbeing
- Increases Physical Activity
- Promotes Occupant Safety
- Provides Healthy Food Options
Fitwel’s portfolio based approached means that certification is relevant to commercial interior spaces, single-tenant buildings, multi-tenant buildings and multi-family tenanted buildings.
The business case for ensuring health in the workplace is compelling, with benefits including enhanced productivity, reduced absenteeism, talent attraction, and improved indoor air and environment quality.
There is no specific to requirement to obtain certification as the preparation process can simply be used as a powerful tool to work towards enhancing your environmental and social performance and to benchmark your performance against similar businesses.
Green Mark is an internationally recognised, low cost route to environmental certification which was developed by the European Social Fund, London MET University and Greater London Enterprise (now Newable).
Using a simple web-based tool, organisations can work towards Level1, 2 or 3 certification. Benefits of obtaining Green Mark certification include:
- Energy & waste reduction
- Cost savings
- Compliance with environmental legislation
Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements and from there, we can provide you with a tailored quote based on the size and complexity of your business activities.