Having a certified management system means that a company:

  • has an idea of what its risks are and has evaluated them;
  • knows where it can improve;
  • knows what legislation and regulations apply, and their implications for the organization;
  • has objectives, and plans for achieving them;
  • takes organizational and technical  action to ensure that its objectives (including improvement) are met;
  • monitors its own compliance with legislation and regulations.

The benefit for the supervisory body is in the first place that all these efforts will improve a company’s performance, for example, fewer incidents and accidents, reduced emissions, etc.

The management system also has benefits for supervisory bodies:

  • they can more quickly see what is going on;
  • compliance with legislation and regulations can be evaluated more quickly;
  • less time is needed for rectifying nonconformities.


Search the database of certified organisations (Dutch):

ISO 14001 (2502) 7030 sites
ISO 50001 (26) 74 sites
ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 (356) 1410 sites
EMAS (4) »
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