ISO 24526 Certification - Taking Water Efficiency Management Systems to the Next Level
ISO 24526 is a certification standard for water efficieny management systems (WEMS), aiming to contribute to the efficient and sustainable use of water. The standard states requirements and gives a flexible guidance on how to introduce and sustain a water efficiency management system in companies.
Any company and organisation can implement the standard. Especially water-intensive commerce and industry will benefit from the implementation of a WEMS in accordance with ISO 24526.
Structure & content
The standard follows the basic PDCA-model:
Plan: The WEMS matches with the companies’ context, top-management and employees are involved, there is an analysis of the WEMS strategy, risks and opportunities are identified.
Do: Planned WEMS processes are implemented in accordance with ISO 24526.
Check: Data, measurements and analysis are supervised and evaluated. These processes are controlled by internal audits.
Act: Procedures and measurements are continuously adapted and improved. Data analysis detects possible savings, improvement measures are continuously implemented in the WEMS.
Benefits of the standard
The implementation of ISO 24526 leads to the following competitive advantages:
- Cost savings due to efficient water management
- Improvement of the water balance
- Improvement of the company’s image
- More reliable data for sustainability reporting
ISO 24526 certification process – how it works
As soon as you are ready, we schedule the audit according to your availability. The duration of the audit depends on the size of your organization. Our qualified auditors confirm the implementation of ISO 24526 through an on-site assessment. The detailed audit report outlines their key findings and makes recommendations for improvement, if applicable. After passing the audit, the organization receives the ISO 24526 certificate. To maintain the certification annual follow-up audits take place.
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