Every day we are reminded that the environment is a finely balanced system. Terms such as global warming, soil and groundwater contamination, hazardous waste disposal, continue to be international concerns.
ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard for the implementation and maintenance of an effective environmental management system. The idea is to establish an organized approach to systematically reduce the impact of the environmental aspects which an organization can control while improving efficiencies.
Closely related to the ISO 9000 series, the standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact. With the commitment of your entire organization, it can enable you to achieve both objectives.
The Benefits of ISO 14001:
- Increased profits by reducing production costs (wasted materials, etc.)
- Manage day to day operations more effectively
- Reduce liabilities
- Improve environmental performance
- Improved corporate image (internally and externally)
Who is it Relevant to?
Environmental responsibility extends beyond the industrial realm. All organizations have an effect and therefore have the responsibility to operate in a manner which minimizes environmental impact.
By having ISO 14001, an organization is demonstrating to its customers, employees, regulators, shareholders, and the wider community that its environmental impacts from its activities or products or services, are being managed responsibly.