Environment is another field by which ISO has developed an all-round approach to aid businesses, industries, government and non-government authorities and organisations even consumers in managing related issues. The ISO 14000 family deals with the different aspects of environmental issues which include ISO 14001 that gives the requirements for the EMS and ISO 14002 that gives the basic guidelines for Environmental Management Systems.
The ISO 14001 help many businesses and organisations of all size in taking the right steps of becoming environmentally sustainable. It is in fact the most recognised structured strategy for businesses to manage their activities that has impact with the environment.
What is ISO 14001?
The International Organisation of Standardization (ISO) updated the ISO 14001 in 2004 and has been adopted as national standard by almost all of the national members. The ISO 14001 standard aims to reduce the waste of businesses as well as to diminish the pollution resulting from their operations.
The ISO 14001 also helps organisations to be able to show environmental management that is sound. It is in fact promoted by the government around the world to the different organisations and businesses. The process for gaining ISO 14001 includes the need for external auditor by which is accredited by accreditation body such as the National Accreditation Board in Ireland.
What Can ISO 14001 Help You With?
ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) helps the business or organisation to improve its strategies by which will bring positive effect on its performance. Reducing the impact of your business operations to the environment allow you to have improved relationships with neighbours and regulators.
ISO 14001 also provide you the general requirements for the Environmental Management System. It will also help you to build a systematic approach for you to develop environmental objectives which you have to prove that they have been achieved.
Lastly, ISO 14001 can spare your business as well as your employees from incidences that will let you breach the law. Thus, you can assure continuous business operations bringing your company to success.