HIGHLIGHT YOUR ORGANISATION'S COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Manufacturers and service providers are under pressure to make supply chains more environmentally friendly due to the growing global awareness of the environmental impact of consumer lifestyles. Organizations that align their commercial objectives with global ecological concerns stand to gain a substantial competitive advantage. This also reduces the cost of energy and material consumption, recycling, air and water emissions, and legal fees incurred by non-compliance.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, which emphasizes a systematic approach to environmental management, would help organizations to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities, products and services; cut down on the environmental impact while growing the business.ISO 14001 Environmental Management System provides the structure to environmental management and covers areas such as training, record management, inspections, objectives and policies.
WHAT IS ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is internationally recognised as the leading environmental management system (EMS) standard and is suitable for organisations of all sizes.
The ISO 14001 standard provides a systematic framework for integrating environmental management practices by supporting environmental protection, pollution prevention, waste minimisation, as well as energy and materials consumption reduction.
In addition to implementing ISO 14001, many organisations choose to further improve their environmental performance management by enacting the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
WHY IS ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?
Organisations certified to ISO 14001 demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact. The certificate can significantly improve your bargaining position when taking part in public and private green procurement tenders. As consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental and ecological issues, ISO 14001 certification helps your brand stand out as a responsible provider.
Companies that implement the ISO 14001 EMS aim to minimize wastage, from materials to energy consumption, throughout the supply chain and can thereby reduce cost.
Beyond demonstrating that your organisation is committed to sustainability, ISO 14001 certification may also reduce the risk of regulatory and environmental liabilities.