Environmental Management Systems
ISO 14001 is one of the most recognised and accepted environmental management systems standards worldwide. The standard aims at helping organisations develop and implement environmental management systems to improve their environmental performance, and achieve more efficient use of resources. Implementing an environmental management system will help organisations achieve regulatory compliance within their operational boundaries, and gain the trust of their customers and stakeholders. Environmental management programmes are the first steps towards achieving sustainability and social accountability with environmental issues. This standard can be used by any organisation, regardless of its size, scope, field of business, public or private, to develop and implement an environmental management system based on accepted international best practices.
An organisation can use ISO 14001 to develop a holistic environmental management system focusing on identifying, managing, monitoring and controlling its environmental issues and impacts. A successful environmental management system will require an organisation to consider all environmental issues and impacts relevant to its operations, such as waste reduction and management, air pollution, discharges to soil and water, and efficient use of natural resources.
Achieving ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification will help your organisation:
- Achieve compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
- Gain more business and leadership into the fast-emerging “green economy” and “green” supply chains.
- Achieve the trust of your stakeholders, customers and suppliers.
- Support sustainability and responsible use of natural resources.
- Improve business operations and cost through efficient use of resources and environmental impacts.
- Reduce the cost and risk of noncompliance with environmental regulations.
- Improve employee awareness with environmental issues and their reengagement and participation in environmental programmes.