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ISO14001ISO14001 Certification

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What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is an international certification which verify that a company is operating a system that takes into account environmental issues such as global warming and pollution prevention. This is because environmental problems are social issues that need to be addressed through cooperation among company management, employees, customers, and suppliers.

For this reason, companies of all scales are acquiring ISO 14001 certification to prove that they have a reliable environmental management system in place.

What is EMS

EMS = Environmental Management System
It is to establish and manage a management system (a mechanism to manage) to reduce environmental impact.

Latest EMS Initiatives

Using EMS for SDGs operations to achieve continuous improvementThe SDGs and EMS are considered highly compatible because they both aim at "sustainability." Using ISO 14001 for SDG operations aims to reduce environmental impact.

ISO 14001 Certification Flow

ISO 14001 can be obtained in as short as 4 months.
There is an "Express Plan" for immediate acquisition, a "Standard Plan" for regular acquisition, and a "Full Outsource Plan" that provides total support for acquisition and operation. MASON can also customize the plan to suit the customers’ schedule and propose the best support method.

1. Establishment of ISO System
  • Discussion of the current work flow and procedures and identification of current issues.
  • Presentation of case studies of other companies in the same industry and business type.
  • Quality policy development and documentation.
2. Review of ISO Operation
  • Conduct internal auditor training and issue certificates for internal audit committee members.
  • Internal Audits
  • Assistance in conducting management reviews
3. ISO14001 External Audits
  • Pre-ISO and post-ISO14001 acquisition external audit support.
4. Acquisition of ISO14001 certification and issuance of certificate of registration.
5. Post-ISO14001 Audits
  • Support for ISO14001 maintenance and renewal audits.

ISO 14001 Document Structure

MASON's Service Plans

MASON offers three service plans to suit the customers' needs and budget.

* If the customers would like an immediate acquisition, MASON can obtain certification in as short as 3 months (Some prerequisites may apply.)

1. Co-creation Plan

This plan is the least expensive.
Recommended if the customers want to obtain certification at the lowest possible price.

Service Fee Period Additional Fee
750,000 yen Approx. 6 months None

2. Standard Plan

Document preparation service
Recommended if the customers want to minimize costs and reduce workload.

3. ISO Acquisition + Follow-up Services and Safety Follow-up Services

Recommended if the customers want to achieve not only acquisition of ISO but also stable ISO operation.

Service Fee Period Additional Fee
1,000,000 yen Approx. 4 months None
Service Fee Period Additional Fee
1,500,000 yen None

Features of MASON's Service Plans

100% ISO 14001 certification guaranteed.
Mason guarantees 100% success in obtaining certification. Even if unforeseen circumstances arise during the process, MASON will take full responsibility in assisting the customer in obtaining certification until it is completed.
MASON also creates quality manuals on the customers' behalf.
Mason will customize documents for the customer based on the customers' current situation and examples from other companies and industries in the same industry, and based on all sample documents of "quality control manuals, regulations, forms, procedures, etc.".
Mason not only supports ISO acquisition, but also supports visualization of business processes.
MASON supports customers in the visualization of business processes by maximizing our wide-ranging management improvement know-hows cultivated through our ISO consulting services, which have been No. 1 in Japan. MASON will construct a management system that can be operated in accordance with the current level of the customers’ business.

Comparison of ISO 14001 Acquisition Services

  MASON Competitors
Acquisition Guarantee
100% certification guaranteed
Guarantee with conditions
Number of visits
Limited number of visits
Visiting Hours
Visits available after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, holidays, etc.
Weekday business hours only
Documentation Policy
Conduct interviews to understand the company's current status, etc., and create various documents based on the information gathered.
Adapt the standard model and the rules.
Difficulty in developing a Quality management system that meets the customers' needs.
MASON prepares all major documents, minimizing the burden on the customers.
Customers revise and rename the sample documents from other companies.
ISO Auditors
Active ISO 14001 auditors on staff
Extensive experience in ISO 14001 audit attendance
Consulting firms with only external auditor qualification in external audits.
All consultants are SME diagnosticians and from major consulting firms.
Schedule and deliverable images are very clear at the time of the proposal.
Retired consultants from Quality Control departments become contractors.
Specific deliverables cannot be clarified before the consultation.
Consultant visits customers directly from the proposal stage.
Resolve concerns prior to project initiatives.
Separate sales and consultants.
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Post-acquisition support
Acting as ISO secretariat for annual audits
One year of post-acquisition ISO operation and training for employees.
Many consulting services are only for acquisition.
After acquisition, the follow-up services are visitations and consultations only.

ISO 14001 Operation Improvement Consulting

The most important aspect of ISO14001 is its operation after acquisition. The rules established at the time of acquisition must be properly adapted to the company's condition and the global standard. This situation leads to multiple concerns such as uncertainty about operational decisions or lack of knowledge on which rules should be reformed.

Therefore, Mason has prepared "ISO Operation Improvement Consulting" as an operation improvement plan. This ISO operation improvement consulting service which utilizes our knowledge and experience can provide three benefits to the customers.

Benefits of ISO Operation Improvement Consulting

Reduction of Internal Costs
Integration reduces in-house man-hours related to maintenance. Man-hours were reduced by nearly 30% for a customer.
Significant reduction in the number of pages of manuals.
A total of nearly 100 pages of manuals were reduced by nearly 70%.
Establishment of a management system that is suitable to the customers' current situation.
Establishment of an integrated management system that can be operated in accordance with the current level of the customers’ business. MASON develops a management system that enables continuous business improvement.

Full support system for ISO operation improvement consulting.

Unlimited consultation on operational concerns via e-mail and telephone.
Customers can consult us with any questions or concerns related to the operation of ISO by e-mail without limitation.
Outsourcing of the ISO secretariat eliminates the risk of overlooking tasks through reduced volume of workload.
When the monthly task to be implemented, as determined by an internal document, comes around, the customer will receive an email confirming the implementation of the task. This eliminates the risk of overlooking the monthly ISO activities.
Can be applied for items pointed out during inspections.
The customers no longer have to worry about points raised during audits. MASON’s consultants are always available for consultation so they can respond even at short notice.
Customers can select the kind of support needed.
MASON provides on-site support for employee training and internal audits that must be conducted in the course of ISO operations.
* Visiting support course
Management consulting for business and operational reforms.

MASON provides services tailored to the customers' needs. Please contact us.

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