17 Dec, 2019
The days of checking bins have gone! Find out how ISO 14001 has changed with the times.
Once upon a time, you would often find an auditor routing through your skip at an ISO 14001 audit to check for your recycling. Whilst the reduce, reuse and recycle ethos is still a major factor of the Environmental Management System, it covers so much more than ‘just recycling’, yet this perception still remains.
Rewind to 2015…
Every five to eight years the International Standards are reviewed by all the ISO member bodies who decide whether a Standard needs revising to bring it back up to date. Back in 2015, ISO 14001 was one of those standards which saw significant improvements to bring environmental impact to centre stage. Key improvements included increased prominence of environmental management within strategic planning, greater input from leadership and a stronger commitment to proactive initiatives.
Today, ISO 14001 couldn’t be more fitting with the times! Our environmental impact, whether personal or business, has been big news of late and it seems that many are trying to find ways to reduce it.
More than ‘Just Recycling’
When we think of reducing our environmental impact, it’s easy to focus on the visible things such as recycling but what about the invisible such as water pollution? ISO 14001 requires businesses to consider all environmental issues relating to their operations, examples include:
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