ISO 14001 Certification from main suppliers

The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 focus on environmental management systems. The other standards in the family focus on specific environmental aspects such as life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include:

  • Reduced cost of waste management
  • Savings in consumption of energy and materials
  • Lower distribution costs
  • Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public.
  • Most of the main suppliers conform to ISO  and other environmental standards.   

ISO 26000 Gives organizations guidance on implementing social responsibility initiatives.

EMAS (Eco Management and Audit System)

European Union ECO label  promoting sustainable production and consumption.
An ECO label is awarded to a product that has a reduced environmental impact. The environmental impact of a product is determined by producing a life cycle assessment of the product.

The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP)
FISP-Social progress, protect environment, prudent use of natural resources, stable level of growth and employment .

The Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) oversees the certification and labelling of products that have come from sustainably managed forests.

LEED  and  BREEAM Environmental assessment of buildings:

  • LEED  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • BREEAM  Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (UK).

The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP)

Social progress, protect environment, prudent use of natural resources,stable level of growth and employment

Typical statements include: “Environmentally friendly” – meaningless if unexplained