When it comes to property management, leading property and Real Estate Management organisations are leveraging the power of ISO certifications to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the highest possible standards.

ISO 14001 Real Estate

Whilst some organisations use ISO 14001, a certification in Environmental Management Systems solely, leading management businesses are leveraging a trio of ISO’s to give them the edge over the competition.

The certifications used are:

  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • ISO 9001 Management Systems
  • ISO 45001 Health and Safety

By utilising the above certifications, property management businesses are mapping their customer journey to understand the key “touchpoints” to elevate client, landlord and tenant experiences.

Firstly, what is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems is a certification from the International Organisation of Standardisation. It sets out the requirements of a business to enhance its abilities to manage environmental risks, and environmental performance and to improve on the opportunities identified during the implementation process.

Context of the Organisation
Now you know what it is, here are 6 benefits of ISO 14001 in Property Management:

Elusive Tender Opportunities

It’s no secret that big property organisations prefer to put contracts out for tender and let the business come to them over searching for quotes the way a small business would. Businesses will then award the contract to the best organisation based on their needs and values.

With this in mind, every detail counts, and being able to demonstrate your dedication and certification in environmental management systems will surely put you ahead of the competition.

Not only this, but it also shows the business is focused on continuous learning and openness to change.

Improved efficiency

With energy costs at sky-high levels already, having a certification in ISO 14001 highlights your ability to monitor a property's energy levels and identify ways to reduce energy and water consumption whilst also reducing waste. All of which can result in significant financial benefits.

Ensured compliance with environmental legislation

With an ISO 14001 certification, landlords and tenants will be safe in the knowledge that your business has their property’s environmental obligations safe in hand. This is done by identifying and implementing solutions to reduce the chances of incidents, subsequent fines, and reputational damage caused.

Better engagement

Having an ISO 14001 certification will allow you to build a framework surrounding environmental risks and, therefore, better communicate with landlords and tenants what is required to prevent them.

Reduced insurance costs

Many property businesses are finding that having a certification in ISO 14001 will reduce insurance premiums. This is due to the certification's enhanced capability to identify, assess and reduce the risks of a property’s environmental impact.

Improved reputation

With many businesses “going green”, organisations will be searching for those who show an active dedication to reducing the environmental impacts of their business.

The above benefits are but a few reasons how an ISO 14001 certification can benefit your property management business and project your expertise to potential clients.

How ISO 9001 and 45001 can support and improve 14001.

The ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 45001 Health and Safety certifications can bring further value to the already useful 14001 by showing businesses that you are not only focusing on monitoring and decreasing environmental impacts but also have a systematic and, most importantly, safe approach to doing so.

Both are very important factors when it comes to property management; think of 14001 as a crisp pint of Guinness. It’s perfect by itself, but it’s even BETTER paired with your favourite snacks. Those snacks are ISO 9001 and 45001.

Here at CG Business Consulting, we have worked with hundreds of Irish brands, from beverage businesses such as Guinness to demolition brands such as Hegerty Demolition; we have a vast knowledge of gaining and maintaining ISO certifications with a 100% success rate.

Want to know how you can achieve these ISO certifications for your business? Book a free consultation with the team.

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‘Steps to ISO 14001’ fact sheet.

If you are not ready to talk but want to learn more. We have created this handy ‘Steps to ISO 14001’ fact sheet. It’s packed with what you need to consider and the elements you’ll need to prepare to go for ISO 14001.


Step to ISO 14001

This resource will guide you through
the process of ISO 14001

Large organisations are harnessing the power of ISO 14001, a certification in Environmental Management Systems and seeing benefits such as better efficiency across properties, better risk identification and mitigation, reduced insurance costs and many more.