Getting ISO 14001 certified means Atlas Group has implemented a systematic framework to help minimise its environmental footprint. This certification involves declaring the impact that the company can have on the environment. The next step is to distinguish between the environmental factors that the company can control and those that it can affect. This needs to be declared as well when a company applies for the certification. Moving onwards, the company has to propose ways in which it can be least detrimental to the environment. This has to be an ongoing process in order for the company to be eligible for the ISO 14001:2004 certification.