ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004

Certification of environmental management systems (The standard ISO 14001:2004 is invalid as of September 15, 2018. The standard 14001:2015 is effective immediately.)


Credible environmental protection is a firm fixture on the agenda of any corporate culture which is geared to sustainable success. The ISO 14001 norm defines criteria which are applicable worldwide to efficient environmental management systems. Verification that the criteria are satisfied is a credit to any company and an automatic image boost. As a leading assessment and certification body for quality and management systems, SQS has many years of experience and expertise spanning all sectors of industry. This explains why the SQS certificate for environmental management systems conforming to ISO 14001 is held in high regard and accepted all over the world.


ISO 14001 forms the basis for the optimisation of processes relevant to the environment and for the minimisation of risks and environmental pollution in companies.

Target groups

Companies and organisations of all sizes operating in all sectors.


3 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after 3 years.


The SQS certificate of conformity with ISO 14001 has international validity and is recognised worldwide through the IQNet partnership.


ISO 14001 can be extended into an integrated management system in conjunction with ISO 9001 (quality management) and OHSAS 18001 (health and safety at work).
Adrian Plüss