Environmental management – Timing of obtaining ISO 14001/EMAS certification

The contractor must be in possession of the ISO 14001/EMAS certification prior to starting works on the development under assessment.

This is to ensure that the aim of the issue, to β€˜encourage construction sites managed in an environmentally sound manner’, can be achieved. To uphold the robustness of BREEAM, the date of certification to ISO 14001/EMAS must be prior to initial works starting on the site.