Environment and climate change

Environmental certificates are increasingly required not only by administrations and public bodies, but by the greater society itself. These types of accreditations are awarded by notified bodies which guarantee that a business carries out its activities in a sustainable manner and that it has a commitment to the environment.

These requirements refer to environmental criteria at the national and international level, allowing organisations and companies to demonstrate their commitment to society and the planet.

Beyond certification, accreditation bodies offer stamps and certificates that allow their customers to recognise the efforts of companies that meet environmental standards and criteria. This often leads to greater competitiveness as it helps consumers to recognise that companies take into account such important aspects as sustainability and climate change.


Benefits of obtaining environmental certifications:

  • Gaining an advantage over competitors
  • Reduced risk of litigation and sanctions 
  • Access to markets that require compliance with environmental standards
  • Improved social and corporate image
  • Tax benefits
  • Increased client portfolio and option for contracts with administrations and other organisations
  • Cost reductions in the medium/long term
  • Energy efficiency improvements
  • Compliance with corporate social responsibility policies (environmental management, circular economy, sustainable use of resources, and so on)


Main environmental certifications:

International standards

  • ISO 14001 is the standard for excellence that helps companies to control their environmental impact by observing the quality of an Environmental Management System (EMS).


European standards


Greenhouse gases


Carbon footprint

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