ISO 14001 environmental management system is the international standard for environmental management. The standard ensures effective environmental management systems that can minimize your environmental impact, help you meet your obligations, licensing conditions and overall lead to improved environmental performance. Implementing a system compliant to ISO14001 can bring a wide range of benefits to your business but we’ve picked what we think are the top three reasons you should gain certification to ISO14001.
1). Reduce your costs
By using ISO14001 to implement your management systems it can reduce the costs in many areas including but not limited to;
- waste and the associated disposal costs
- the overall energy use and therefore the running costs of your business
- incidents with environmental impacts and the associated cost with correcting such incidents
- costs associated with inefficient procedures
2). Demonstrate your Environmental Performance
Environmental performance is an important aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility which is valuable to other businesses big and small. By becoming certified to ISO14001 you can demonstrate to your clients and to other competitors that you understand and have control over your environmental impacts. This can be particularly relevant to larger organisations and those that operate under a high level of public scrutiny.
3). It will help you stay out of “environmental” trouble
No organisation wants to be caught out if or when an incident occurs with an adverse environmental impact. Any business activity has environmental impacts whether great or small. There is a large amount of both legal and non-legal requirements around, which vary from industry to industry. ISO14001 requires you to understand all your obligations.
This will help your organisation avoid an environmental incident initially and if something does occur a certified Environmental Management System may be a defense of due diligence under most jurisdictions in Australia.
These are just some of the reasons why implementing a system compliant to ISO14001 can be of benefit to your organisation. If you have any further questions, contact us here.
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