An environmental management system verifies the impact of an organization’s activities on the environment. Such systems help organizations to establish environmental goals and targets, and to evaluate how well they are being achieved.
Scope of accreditation
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accredits certification bodies that assess and certify environmental management systems to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard.
SCC accreditation demonstrates an organization’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, certification bodies are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps certification bodies deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.