DAS Certification (AS/NZ)

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Certification - Environmental

Introduction

Environmental sustainability is an ongoing challenge we face as a global community. The modern business environment requires an increased awareness of Environmental Certificationthe environmental impact caused by industry operations. To be seen as a responsible company, organisations need to demonstrate a proactive management strategy of the environmental impacts associated with their business activities. ISO 14001 certification demonstrates a commitment to continual improvement of business processes with a view of achieving environmentally responsible practices and world’s best practice.

An Environmental Management System is a framework which can be integrated with existing business processes to effectively identify, measure, manage, control and reduce the environmental impacts associated with your business. Certification to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems does not require your business to be compliant with world’s best practice; rather the certification demonstrates that you have systems in place to continually improve and develop your business processes and reduce the impact of your business on the environment.  

The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System does not define a business process; it defines business outcomes. The processes by which these outcomes are achieved are defined by the organisation, based on the organisation’s business needs. ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is not a “one size fits all” template. Each and every system should be organisational specific and based on the operational requirements of the business. DAS Certification (AS/NZ) prides itself on working with our clients to ensure your Environmental Management System fits your business rather than a consultant’s template design. By understanding your business goals, culture and environmental impacts, DAS Certification (AS/NZ) is able to interpret your business processes in the light of the ISO 14001 outcomes rather that simply following an audit checklist. This approach is achieved by focussing on the environmental outcomes rather than the processes involved.   

Benefits

environmental certification benefitsImplementation of ISO 14001 brings with it many benefits and advantages, which may include:

  • Demonstration of environmental compliance;
  • Demonstration of environmentally sustainable business practices;
  • The identification, monitoring and control of environmental impacts;
  • Reduced cost by decreased raw material use, energy consumption and disposal costs; and
  • State and Commonwealth Recognised Third Party Certification.

 

Service Tailored to Your Business

DAS Certification (AS/NZ) has highly skilled personnel with considerable experience in the certification of Environmental Management Systems and the provision of advice specifically designed to meet our customer’s environmental management system requirements. DAS Certification (AS/NZ) is an endorsed Australian owned and operated company under AUSBUY Australian-owned business scheme. Our company structure allows DAS Certification (AS/NZ) to provide a personalised service that adds value to your business.  Our business is built around developing long term business partnerships whereby DAS Certification (AS/NZ) works with your organisation to achieve your business objectives.  We achieve this goal by:

  • By providing a personalised, professional service;
  • Programming audit dates to suit your business schedule;
  • Matching auditors with the appropriate skills and experience to your business;
  • Taking the time to understand not only your business system, but your business goals;
  • Applying an open-book approach to auditing;
  • Taking a long term approach to the development of your system; and
  • Identifying the areas within the system that add most value to your organisation.

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Your Route to Certification

Enquiry and Free Estimate

Following your enquiry DAS Certification will provide you with an obligation free quote.
On acceptance of our quote, DAS Certification will ask that you complete our application form and Memorandum of Understanding.

There are no fees until your certification has been completed.

Once the application has been processed DAS Certification will contact you to start the certification process, agree dates for the Stage 1 Audit and assign an Auditor who will liaise directly with you to finalise the audit arrangements.

Stage 1 Audit

The Stage 1 Audit (part of which is generally conducted on site) provides a focus for planning the Main Audit.  We review documentation specific to your business and work with your staff to quickly resolve any problems.

Main Audit Visit

The Main Audit measures the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System in managing your environmental requirements, products, processes and services.

The audit is carried out alongside your own people, with results and findings openly discussed and reviewed. At the end of the audit, a report is prepared for acknowledgement and acceptance by your Company Representative. Any corrective actions arising from the audit are discussed and any forward plan of work agreed, including a follow-up visit if needed.

Certification Approval and Surveillance Programme

When your Quality Management System complies with ISO 14001, a certificate of approval is issued which is valid for three years, subject to satisfactory on-going maintenance of your Environmental Management System. Verification is through an audit programme that is carried out by yearly surveillance visits organised to fit in with your business schedule.

Three-yearly Reassessment Visit

  • Every three years, your Environmental Management System needs to be reassessed.
  • Following satisfactory reassessment, your certificate is reissued for a further three years.

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