What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 or an Environment Management System (EMS) is a tool formanaging the impacts of an organisation’s activities on the environment. It isa pro-active approach, and allows business to consider environmental issuesbefore they become a problem. ISO 14001 exists to allow businesses to establish those operations thathave a negative impact on the environment and to minimise these as determinednecessary. Thus it can be a powerful tool for businesses to both improve theirenvironmental performance, and enhance their business efficiency.

What are thebenefits of having ISO14001?

  • Its Cost effective ? reduces utility bills and waste streams.
  • Higher control of risk and better planning.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental legislation.
  • Builds awareness of environmental concern amongst employees.
  • Improved corporate image with customers and the public.
  • Reduce environmental liability.

Not having ISO14001 may bea barrier to working with certain businesses e.g. Government bodies, localauthorities and some commercial businesses who will prefer their suppliers tobe ISO14001 registered

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