An ISO 14001 environmental management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling those aspects of your business that have a significant impact on the environment.
The system is proven to make business owners and managers be more aware of their environmental responsibilities, including legal and regulatory accountabilities, and being able to manage and control the associated risks.
An environmental management system can be applied to any business of any size, in any given sector, to demonstrate the company’s commitments to on-going environmental issues both on a local and national scale. More specifically it can help you reduce your waste and carbon footprint significantly, therefore lowering you environmental liability.
By obtaining ISO 14001 Certification you can prove to your stakeholders, customers and staff that you are aware of your environmental obligations and are looking to reduce your environmental impact. The main benefits of obtaining ISO 14001 are:
28% of business owners stated that they were not sure how to determine whether or not a company’s environmental statement was true – adopt the ISO 14001 certification to ensure that your customers are clear that your environmental statements are honest and regularly audited.
Last year a 12% increase was recorded on obtaining the ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 14001 certification assists with accident/incident investigation and reporting should you have any involvement with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or Environment Agency.
“In the first 12 months following certification to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, we have halved our water consumption. We conducted a concentrated focus on this area through our ISO 14001, identifying where the prime areas of consumption took place and by taking practical actions and educating our staff. We supported this through the ISO process of establishing a base usage, recording on-going usage and monitoring and reviewing performance on a month by month and year by year basis”.