Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an Environmental Management System (EMS). This standard also helps an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system and the value for environment.
Who should implement ISO 14001?
Any organization, regardless of its type, size, the products and services can implement this standard to meet environmental requirements/expectations of customers, community and other interested parties.
What are the key benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?
- Improves environmental performance of organization and supply chain
- Helps to achieve environmental objectives
- Helps to fulfil the compliance obligations
- Helps to identify and meet the expectations of interested parties
- Enhance corporate image and credibility of an organization to get more business
- Potentially lowers the insurance premium after getting certification of ISO 14001
- Engages and motivates staff with improved environmental conditions
- Reduces cost associated with environmental accidents, injuries and ill health
- Provides competitive advantage due to reduced costs and improved performance of EMS
- Reduces cost associated with environmental penalties if implemented effectively
- Reduces cost associated with utilities due to conservation of resources
- Reduces cost associated with waste, raw material and operating supplies
- Reduces cost due to recycling programs
- Provides guidelines for assessment of environmental aspects, associated impacts and implement required controls
- Potentially reduces audit frequency from regulators and other interested parties
- Demonstrates “Due Diligence” to create legally defensible position against possible lawsuits