An ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is a way of managing the aspects of your business which have a significant impact on the environment.
Improving your Environmental Management System (EMS) to the level required by ISO 14001, helps to protect it from reputational damage and benefit from cost savings. It can help increase your employee engagement and improve your legal and regulatory compliance.
By obtaining ISO 14001 Certification you can prove to your stakeholders, customers and staff that you are aware of your environmental obligations and are looking to reduce your environmental impact. It’s critical that you identify the risks associated with the environment as it throws up significant challenges for businesses. The ISO 14001 standard ensures that you scope out such risks and take mitigating action, meaning your business is protected. It is also proven to help companies comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Having an ISO 14001 Certification gives immediate reassurance to potential customers that you have taken steps to minimise your organisation’s impact on the environment. This is critical as the market is becoming increasingly savvy about green issues with potential clients asking more questions about manufacturing processes and eco friendly packaging.
Employees too are also taking an increased interest in all things green and your workforce will enjoy having the opportunity to get involved with ISO 14001. From individuals turning off power to Green Teams working together to improve recycling rates, you’ll notice the heightened staff engagement that ISO 14001 Certification brings.
Interest in the environment is growing. Bigger businesses are implementing greener policies in a bid to safeguard their reputations and SMEs need to keep pace. Don’t jump on the eco bandwagon in a few years’ time, implement ISO 14001 properly now and embed commercially viable activities into your business before your competitors do. You‘ll soon reap the rewards.
We have a simple six step process which takes you from where you are today to confidently running an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system that feels like it’s always been part of your business in under eight weeks.
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