ISO 14001

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, Crawfords is striving to adopt sustainable practices and reduce our environmental footprint by investing in hybrid and electric vehicles and implementing eco-friendly practices in our office. Our certification in ISO 14001 demonstrates our compliance with the internationally recognized standard for helping to improve environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.

What is the ISO 14001 Certificate?

The ISO 14001 certificate has emerged as a valuable tool in this endeavor, enabling businesses to effectively manage their environmental responsibilities and achieve long-term sustainability goals. It provides a systematic framework that empowers organizations to identify, monitor, control, and continually improve their environmental performance. By adopting ISO 14001, we commit to complying with relevant environmental regulations, minimizing waste, and implementing sustainable practices.

What are the benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

ISO 14001 drives organizations to assess their environmental impact, set objectives, and implement strategies to reduce resource consumption, emissions, and waste generation. This leads to improved environmental performance and a more sustainable operational model. Achieving ISO 14001 certification ensures that an organization is aware of and complies with relevant environmental regulations, reducing the risk of non-compliance penalties and legal complications.By implementing efficient environmental management systems, organizations can identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, optimize resource utilization, and minimize waste generation. This leads to cost savings through improved operational efficiency.

How does a company obtain !SO 14001 certification?

To obtain an ISO 14001 certification, a company would need to follow a systematic approach and fulfil specific requirements. The first step involves establishing an Environmental Management System (EMS) that aligns with the ISO 14001 standard. The company would need to define its environmental policy, set environmental objectives and targets, and create procedures to identify and comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Next, the company would conduct an initial environmental review to identify potential environmental aspects and impacts associated with its activities, products, and services. Based on the findings, the company would develop and implement controls and measures to mitigate environmental risks and improve performance. This may include initiatives to reduce waste, conserve energy, manage emissions, and promote sustainable practices. The company would also need to establish a robust monitoring and measurement system to track its environmental performance and ensure compliance with the set objectives. Finally, an internal audit and management review would be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the EMS and identify areas for improvement. Once the company has successfully implemented the necessary measures and demonstrated compliance with the ISO 14001 standard, it can undergo an external audit by a certification body to achieve ISO 14001 certification, which provides a credible recognition of the company's commitment to environmental management and sustainability.


Crawfords is fully committed to sustainability and this guiding principle runs through to our employees, customers, suppliers and environmental regulators. Our mission is to encourage the transition to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. A fossil fuel is hydro-carbon material formed millions of years ago from fossilized plant and animal life and may be burned to generate heat and electricity. Currently, they are the leading cause of climate change and cause serious environmental effects because of the large amounts of CO2 they release into the air. Research has shown that electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than diesel cars. On average, they omit 50% less greenhouse gasses and air pollutants conserving the use of natural resources.

We are thinking about our own ability to reduce carbon emissions and help build the kind of world we want to live in. 

Our guiding philosophy is to integrate sustainable practices into our fleet and office spaces and be a force for good in the challenge of tackling decarbonization. Over the last five years, we have transitioned our passenger car fleet to either hybrid or electric vehicles, and by 2025, we aim to have a fully electric fleet, including our courier vans. 

Additionally, we have started to implement lower-carbon technologies, such as inkjet printers (instead of toner printers) to cut down the overall energy consumption and waste generation levels. We use PEFC certified paper from sustainably managed forests and encourage all of our employees to fundraise and help local communities and charities in the green sectors. We value education, awareness, and communication and uphold a model with transparency along the supply chain.

We advocate for the use of sustainable transport for staff traveling to and from work and consider environmental criteria when purchasing office goods. 

We’re devoted to making better choices within our company, so we can help design a more sustainable future.