ISO Quality Services Ltd – November 2017 Newsletter
2 Nov, 2017
Welcome to the November 2017 edition of the ISO Quality Services Ltd Newsletter. This month’s edition is focused on Environment!
What’s in this issue?
How can I save money with ISO 14001?
There’s no doubt about it that being more environmentally conscious is the right thing to do. In this day and age all business should be looking at reducing their negative impact on the environment.
But that entails spending money and it does not necessarily keep the Finance Director happy when considering whether to implement ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard. Quite naturally when considering implementing any quality standard, the first question many businesses ask is “How much will it cost”? But have you thought about how implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard could help save your business money? Here we outline some of the savings to be made.
The key thing about ISO 14001 is that it will help you to identify where your possible environmental costs may be, be it energy, paper, water consumption or others. Identifying where your money is going is a crucial part of the process that looks at reduction of those costs.
Secondly, ISO 14001 will help you control your spend using the reduce, reuse and recycle approach to make tangible costs reductions as well as having the potential to reduce taxes and liability insurances.
Having an environmental policy in place can also help reduce potential environmental incidents which can then reduce regulatory fines, clean-up costs and potential damages or compensation to customer or suppliers.
Further savings can be made when you appreciate that making any changes or improvements within your business will be done more swiftly with an environmental policy in place. Staff will be encouraged and motivated to find better ways for your business to reduce its impact on the environment. Due to increased staff engagement, changes will be implemented with as little business downtime as possible thus saving you money.
This increased employee engagement brings with it a further costs saving benefit; reduced staff turnover. Every employer knows that the costs associated with hiring and training new staff is vast. The more staff that you can retain (employee engagement being a great way to do this) the better for staff morale and your bank balance.
And finally have you considered that having ISO 14001 may help you to gain more customers and thus increase your revenue? With more and more businesses becoming environmentally savvy they are looking to deal with businesses that are equally as environmentally conscious. By achieving the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard you can prove your environmental commitment to customers, suppliers, the local community and potential investors. This in turn will improve your position in the market place against your less environmentally conscious competitors.
So in a nutshell, ISO 14001 helps you to save money by identifying, controlling and reducing your environmental costs, speeding up improvement implementation, increasing staff engagement, reducing staff turnover and improving your position in the market place. With benefits like these, what are you waiting for?
But don’t take our word for it. Read here about why our clients implement ISO 14001 https://www.isoqsltd.com/case-studies/two-counties-cleaning-services-limited-case-study/
If you’re interested in implementing ISO 14001, or want to learn more about the benefits of the Environmental Management Standard, visit our website here or get in touch with our team on 01905 670303 or email@example.com.
How does going green help my business?
As awareness of the environment continues to rise, people and businesses are turning to more environmentally friendly alternatives for everything ranging from products they use to the way their company runs as a whole. With this becoming more important, it can have an effect on a number of business opportunities. For example, you may miss out on a tender because they went with another supplier that was more eco-friendly. So what are the main benefits of considering the environment in business activities?
PR is at the core of the promotion of your business. If you have bad PR, you get less sales. Companies that make it publicly aware that they are environmentally friendly have a much higher reputation that those who do not. This can help in gaining sales, as many consumers prefer to go with a company who consider their impact on the environment. You should promote your eco-friendly way of working at every opportunity, from writing articles about it to featuring it on your promotional material.
If you are a client of ISO Quality Services and are currently certified with ISO 14001, we can provide you with specific logos to feature on your material that identify you as an environmentally certified company. Get in touch to request your logos.
Any business wants to reduce their costs. But did you know that it’s also a benefit of being environmentally aware? By analysing the areas of your business that are making the most damage, you know what can be cut back on, saving you money. By reducing your energy consumption for example, you will end up with reduced costs in the form of lower energy bills. Making other small changes like reducing the amount of printing or turning off lights can also add up and have an impact.
As mentioned in Public Relations, consumers prefer to have more green products and source them from companies that are aware of their environmental responsibilities. Consumers check product information to see that it is the least damaging available. Even product packaging is judged, preferring to buy a product in recyclable packaging than one which isn’t. Due to this market share has expanded for green products across a range of industries.
The benefits to your business are not only related to gaining sales and reducing costs. Your staff can also benefit from working for a company that values the environment. You can benefit from happier staff, increased productivity and reduced medical costs. This can be done by implementing a range of internal schemes. For example, you could use eco-friendly products yourself, introduce healthy snacks into the office, or even plan work sports events. We all know the phrase… a healthy workplace is a happy workplace!
If you would like to start your journey to becoming an environmentally friendly company, why not get ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification? Get in touch with our team on 01905 670303 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this! You can also find out more about ISO 14001 here.
Environmental Management Training
Thursday 23rd November 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm
Our Environmental Management Training Course is an excellent introduction for anyone involved in the development, implementation and management of ISO 14001.
This training course will help you to understand the main principles and structure of ISO 14001 as well as guide you in the best ways you can identify and reduce your impact.
Environmental Management training will cover the following topics, as well as allowing for question & answer sessions on the day:Principles and structure of ISO 14001
- Risk Based Thinking
- How to identify the Environmental aspects and measure the impact of these aspects
- Environmental objective setting and a guide to Environmental legislation
- How to use 14001 to identify areas where cost savings can be identified or captured
- How to communicate the benefits and monitor the success within the company
- How to integrate ISO into your daily business activities
- Performance Evaluation and Continuous improvement
- A guide to internal auditing
Find out more information about the course and book your place here.
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