ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

What

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.It helps organizations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

ISO 14001 can be integrated easily into any existing ISO management system. ISO 14001 is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes, be they private, not-for-profit or governmental. It requires that an organization considers all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resource use and efficiency. 

Why

By adopting ISO140001, organization is able to:

  • Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements 

  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees 

  • Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication 

  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management 

  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems (source : www.iso.org)

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