ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
As consumers shift towards environmental consciousness, an effective Environment Management System (EMS) can give organisations a source of significant competitive advantage. ISO 14001 certification enables you to demonstrate your commitment to environmental improvement, supported by effective management processes.
Implementing an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is an investment in improving our planet. Companies who chose to take this step to reduce waste, costs, and risks while supporting the environment in the process foster a culture of continuous improvement throughout their organisation.
What is ISO 14001?
Part of the ISO 14001 family of international standards covering environmental impact and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, ISO 14001 is the standard that covers the design and implementation of an EMS. This is a framework designed to measure and improve the way natural resources are used and disposed of by an organisation.
It is a generic standard which means it is applicable to organisations of all shapes and sizes. In some industries, like construction or manufacturing the business benefits are very clear – greater resource efficiency and waste management means lower costs. But even in smaller businesses or service industries 14001 certification shows an organisational commitment to the environment and the more effective use of the world’s resources.
Find out more about the ISO 14001:2015 and its creators here.
How will ISO 14001 help my business?
A well designed and implemented environmental management system should address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact, and include:
- Streamlining environmental processes, reducing waste and the carbon footprint of your business
- Reducing tax, energy and insurance bills, lowering operating costs
- Reducing the risk of prosecution due to environmental breaches or failure to comply with the law and the associated bad PR
- Providing your business with the credentials to satisfy growing market demand and open up global business opportunities with a recognised mark of environmental efficiency
- Giving clients and those in your supply chain absolute confidence that your business will add value and support them in their own environmental policies.
Perhaps the most important element of ISO 14001 however, is that it is not a one-off exercise with regular reviews keeping the environment at the heart of corporate culture. In a world where environmental impact is of growing importance, an environmental management system can keep you ahead of your competition.
The Toward Zero Carbon team is experienced in developing and implementing ISO 14001:2015 compliant environmental management systems across a broad range of industries.
TZC ensures the system developed for your organisation is fully implemented within your business processes, ensuring an effective management system.
Prior to developing your system, the TZC team will take time to fully understand your business, its processes, requirements, and system objectives.
Our bespoke solutions are designed around you, ensuring your management system does not become an administrative burden. By minimising the resources required to operate and maintain your system, your team can focus on what’s really important, running your business.
Our turnkey solution guides your team throughout the ISO 14001:2015 implementation process from developing the scope and boundary, delivering training and awareness and successfully achieving accreditation through external audit.
Combining a TZC EMS with our Priority Metrix software further strengthens the effectiveness of the management system while reducing the resource requirements of the system. Automate recurring tasks such as data collection, analysis, and report generation with a fully customisable monitoring and reporting system.
The Priority Metrix suite captures and reports operational performance metrics, in real-time, to the people in your organisation responsible for each business unit.
TZC provides the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary for you to establish, monitor, and achieve your energy and environmental objectives.
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