A formal environmental management system (EMS) which meets the requirements of ISO14001 will help you to establish the environmental impacts for every aspect of your business. It will ensure that you are aware of the environmental issues that are relevant to your business (including interested parties). It will provide awareness of the legislation which applies to your company enabling you to remain in compliance. It will ensure that you have set objectives & targets for improvements based upon risk.
- Have environmental impacts/aspects externally verified.
- Have legal compliance externally audited.
- Ensure the worst environmental impacts are correctly monitored and reduced.
Approach and Deliverables:
- A set amount of time is set aside for a walk around audit of all sites.
- The paperwork of the Environmental Management System is certified up to ISO14001/BS8555.
- Environmental Management System is externally verified.
- Advice on how to continually improve the Environmental Management System.
Results and Business Benefits:
One of the most commonly cited reasons for implementing an ISO 14001 environmental management system is that it helps an organisation comply with environmental laws and regulations.
Organisations that implement ISO 14001 environmental management systems commonly cite improved efficiency and cost savings as benefits. As organisations strive to reduce their environmental impacts (by reducing consumption and pollution), cost savings often follow. The continuous improvement philosophy that is central to ISO 14001, also leads organisations to better, more efficient ways of doing business.
Many organisations cite 'enhanced corporate image' as one of the main benefits of ISO 14001 registration, with enhanced corporate image translating into higher sales, stronger customer satisfaction/loyalty, and greater employee pride.