ISO 14001-2015 : (Environmental management system) ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System (EMS) development

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance.

ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:

  • Enhancement of environmental performance;
  • Fulfilment of compliance obligations;
  • Achievement of environmental objectives.

ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. Claims of conformity to ISO 14001:2015, however, are not acceptable unless all its requirements are incorporated into an organization's environmental management system and fulfilled without exclusion.

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

What is an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System?

The ISO 14001 is a standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardization so as to give corporations and other organisations a system - the Environmental Management System - that will enable them to produce their commodities and dispense of their services without harming the environment in the process. What the ISO 14001 EMS does is that it will create a framework that is adhering to the several demands of the customers to be more eco-friendly and meet the legal and regulatory requirements all the while producing grade quality products.

An ISO 14001 Certification is one that will require the organisation to implement a series of measures that will bring about change in its core processes. All the processes that have a direct impact on the environment, such as the manufacturing and service delivery, will come under its purview as well as some unregulated activities.

Why was ISO 14001 revised?

All ISO standards are reviewed and revised regularly to make sure they remain relevant to the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 will respond to the latest trends, including the increasing recognition by companies of the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their environmental impact, such as climate volatility and the competitive context in which they work. The changes also ensure that the standard is compatible with other management system standards.

Why should you implement ISO 14001 in your organization?

The benefits of ISO 14001 cannot be overstated; companies large and small have used this standard to great effect, as mentioned above. Here are just a few of these benefits:

Improve your image and credibility – By assuring customers that you have a commitment to demonstrable management of your environmental impacts, you can enhance your image and market share through maintaining a good public image and improved community relations.

Improve cost control – One improvement that all companies are looking for is reduction of costs. The EMS can help with this by conserving energy and input materials, while reducing incidents for which a company can incur liability costs and improved environmental controls can help to obtain insurance at reduced costs to the company..

Use evidence-based decision making – By ensuring that you are using accurate data to make your decisions on what to improve, you can greatly increase the chances that your improvements will be successful the first time rather than having several unsuccessful attempts. By using this data to track your progress you can correct these improvement initiatives before they have gone “off the rails,” which can save costs and time.

Create a culture of continual improvement  – With continual improvement, you can work toward better processes and reduced environmental impacts in a systematic way in order to improve your public image and potentially reduce your costs, as identified above. When a culture of improvement is created, people are always looking for ways to make their processes better, which makes maintaining the EMS easier.

Engage your people – Given a choice between working for a company that shows care and concern for the environment around it and one that does not, most people would prefer the first company. By engaging your employees in a group effort to reduce your environmental footprint you can increase employee focus and retention.

Benefits of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

  • Increases leadership involvement and employee engagement
  • Improves companies' reputation and confidence with the stakeholders
  • Environmental Aims are integrated with Business Management
  • Improved Efficiency and reduced costs make it possible for a competitive and financial advantage.
  • Environmental Performance of the Supplier is increased.
  • Improved Efficiency and reduced costs make it possible for a competitive and financial advantage.
  • Environmental Performance of the Supplier is increased.

I am certified to ISO 14001:2004. What does this mean for me?

Organizations are granted a three year transition period once the revision has been published to migrate to the new edition of the standard. After this period, if third-party certification is desired, you will have to seek certification to the new version.

How do I get started with ISO 14001:2015?

A number of resources, including The ISO 14001 checklist for small business, provide detailed guidance on how to use the standard, but here are a few tips to get you started:
Tip 1 – Define your objectives. What do you want to achieve with this standard?
Tip 2 – Get the buy-in from senior management. It is essential that the leaders of your organization support the objectives of an effective environmental management system and are committed to the process.
Tip 3 – Get a good overview of existing processes and systems that are relevant to your environmental impact. This will form the basis of your environmental management system and allow you to more easily identify any gaps.


ISO 14001 Certification to the ISO 14001 standard is optional for organizations. The ISO 14001 is specifically created so that organisations can install checks within themselves while not compromising production efficiency.

The ISO 14001:2004 Standard is applicable to any business that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system and conform to its stated environmental policy. ExSolution Group provides the most comprehensive ISO consultancy services in Dubai, Sharjah, and all other Emirates, catering to a wide range of companies and professionals.

Implementation Process for the ISO 14001 EMS

  • Creation of Objectives and Targets
  • Train Employees
  • Establish Work Instruction and Practice
  • A system of measurement for checking progress of objectives
  • Take Corrective Measures when Deviation Occurs
  • Evaluate Compliance Standards
  • Involvement of the Leadership in overseeing each one of the processes

Exsolution Group have had years of experience in guiding several organisation in their efforts to get an ISO 14001 Certification in UAE, and have demonstrated their ingenuity in making any organisation, in spite of the context, to revamp the business processes to conform to the highest standards, and consequentially acquire an ISO 14001 EMS Certification with relative ease.

We use accelerated consulting services to make sure you fully satisfied. We welcome you to contact our team and benefit from our years of experience in ISO 14001 in the United Arab Emirates. We ensure a comprehensive consultancy services which will be in line with your requirements.

How Exsolution Group can help you?

The entire process of setting up of your professional company in Dubai can be managed by us:

  • Approvals and Permissions
  • Partnership Agreements and the MOA
  • Trustworthy Local Service Agent
  • Assistance in opening bank accounts
  • Suitable Office Premises

Representative Office / Branch Office of Foreign Company in Dubai

A company can create a branch of theirs here in Dubai to conduct its activities. There are two formats of offices here in Dubai that can be created in Dubai. These are the branch offices and the representative offices. Both these offices will be different and in order to get either of this setup in Dubai, a manager has to be appointed and this can be done only with the approval of the Board of Directors..

There are differences in how a branch and a representative office operate in Dubai.

  • A branch office is a branch of the company in the complete sense of the word and is allowed to conduct the business of its parent company.
  • A branch of the company is allowed to enter into contracts and can also conduct business locally
  • A representative office is not able to do the above and only exists to promote the parent company.
  • Special approvals will be required of in some cases from the Ministry of Economy For you to get a special approval or license from the Ministry of Economy for starting a branch here in Dubai, you will need to appoint a UAE National as an agent or a corporate body composed of UAE nationals. This person will not be having any financial liabilities.

When you want to setup the branch of your company in Dubai, you will need to get all the right details: the trade name, address of the HQ and the country of origin, the legal form, and the nature of the business, name of the agent, names of partner, capital, nationality, and the addresses.

What Exsolution Group can do for you?

  • We are able to get the required permissions and approvals from the concerned departments
  • Getting the MOA and preparing the documents that are needed for business setup
  • Getting the right business partner by finding the local service agent
  • Getting the bank account opened
  • Finding the right premises for you


A freezone is a jurisdiction designated specifically so that the company that is setup inside of it can be can completely owned by the foreign entity. Freezones as a separate zone designated for business setup is a prevalent idea in many countries, and it is one which is used in many instances for promoting foreign immigration into the continent and in turn investment. This location offers you complete 100% ownership of the company, no tax and customs privileges that make them the premier destination for foreign companies to come and conduct international organisations.
Free Zone Establishment
Free Zone Company

An establishment and company are different from each other with respect to the number of shareholders that each of them possesses. An establishment is the one with a single shareholder while a company is similar to an LLC can have from 2 to 50 shareholders in each company.
Each free zone will have different requirements for a company setup. Some of the free zones will ask for a capital share while others won't. You will own the 100 % of the company and this structure gives you the benefit of having to trade between free zones themselves, and you will be able to import or
export goods without having to pay any taxes or customs duties. If you wish to trade with the mainland, you will be levied 5 per cent customs duties, and you won't be able to trade directly but through a distributor or agent. When you go about trying to choose a freezone, you will have to choose from among them depending on the objectives that you've set for yourselves and the business that you want to setup

You will be able to avail these three license types

Commercial License: It covers all kinds of trading activities
Professional License: Covering all professional services, PR, consultancy, and other services
Industrial License: Manufacturing businesses, processing goods, packaging products

Our Services for Freezone Company Formation

  • We can give you strategic insights that will help you identify the perfect zone for your business type
  • Get the necessary documents that will help you incorporate
  • Approvals from government and others
  • Bank Account Opening
  • A lot more can be provided through our business consultants


    An offshore company is one which is established outside of the country of residence and is located inside of an Offshore Financial Centre. Offshore companies are conceived because they are inherently providing several tax benefits. Either there is low tax or no tax at all. These companies are imposed restrictions related to the amount of trade that they can do and cannot trade within the offshore jurisdictions. All offshore companies are to follow the offshore company laws and regulations.

    Reasons to form an Offshore Company

    • Confidentiality, Anonymity, and Privacy Protection
    • Asset Protection
    • Accountant Costs
    • Able to conduct international business
    • Corporate bank Account
    • Flexible Business Laws and Protection from Lawsuits
    • Financial Diversification

    Benefits of an Offshore Company in Dubai

    • 100 % Tax-Free
    • 100 % Ownership
    • 100 % Customs Duty-Free
    • 100 % Repatriation of Profits
    • No Office Space Requirement
    • Bank Account Opening and Maintaining
    • Multi-Currency Bank Accounts
    • Quick Incorporation

    How to choose an offshore location?

    When you are planning to choose an offshore jurisdiction for setting up a business, it is important to think about the legal structure of that particular offshore zone, and then you would have to think about the infrastructure facilities offered including telecommunications. There should be an up to date banking structure.

    The work ethics and traditions that are prevalent in the region should also be taken into account. There are those which possess a work culture where everything transpires quickly and with prudence. These places have employees who will be a real asset to your business and help you get things done with prudence and diligence.

    Another thing to consider is the time zone, and it is often the case that you are going to lose time when you have to communicate with others across the globe.
    A place such as the UAE is a tax haven not by design but by nature. They are formed so that people are going to avail the benefits that were already there. We identify the best fit solution that suits your business needs while setting up a company in UAE. Company formation in Dubai involves a number of stages. Whether it’s getting trade licenses, visas or finding a local sponsor, we ensure that you do not face any major challenges while setting up your business in Dubai. Our team of professional experts is committed to providing you with the best solutions.

    Why choose Exsolution Group to setup a business?

    Exsolution Group is one of the leading players in the Consulting Industry in the United Arab Emirates and GCC. Need reconfirmation? Here’s it

    • Maintain Excellent Standard
    • Strong insight into all aspects of the process
    • An experienced and dedicated team
    • Business Setup Services in the least amount of time.
    • Dedicated support to set up your dream business

    Or, simply get in touch with us for any help or queries on company formation in Dubai and know why we are special – we'll be glad to help you.