What I'm trying to do right now is to know if my business can apply to the process of certification for ISO 14001, we are a hardware store distributor, and we also distribute construction material and paint. In short terms, we are a big warehouse that distributes these products to different parts of the north of the country. Our process could be defined in receiving merchandise, store it, and distribute it. We recently installed solar panels and bought electric cars, we are also working on developing recycling processes for different products and scrap we have, do you think we can apply to this certification?
Your organization can apply for certification once you have an implemented environmental management system (EMS) in place. Your organization knows how it interacts with the environment, knows the compliance obligations, sets EMS objectives (results you want to achieve, undesired results you want to avoid, like accidents, and compliance with compliance obligations), and works to achieve them and to maintain what already works.