ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

By: ISO Global  25-May-2016
Keywords: Environmental Consultants, Quality Management, Environmental Management Systems

Why have an Environment Management System? An Environment Management System (EMS) is a tool for managing the impacts of an organisation’s activities on the environment. It provides a structured approach to planning and implementing environmental protection measures. An EMS monitors environmental performance and integrates environmental management into a company’s daily operations, long term planning and other management systems. An Environmental Management System can assist a company in the following ways: Minimise environmental liabilities Maximize the efficient use of resources Reduce waste Demonstrate a good corporate image Build awareness of environmental concern among employees Gain a better understanding of the environmental impacts of business activities and Increase profit, improving environmental performance, through more efficient operations. What is the Environment standard? The ISO 14000 series is a collection of voluntary standards that assists organisations to achieve environmental and financial gains through the implementation of effective environmental management. The standards provide both a model for streamlining environmental management, and guidelines to ensure environmental issues are considered within decision making practices. ISO 14001 is the standard for Environment Management Systems. What is an Environment Management System? (EMS) An Environment Management System can be a powerful tool for organisations to not only improve their environmental performance but to also enhance their business efficiency. An EMS is not prescriptive, rather, it requires organisations to take an active role in examining their practices, and then determining how their impacts should best be managed. This approach encourages creative and relevant solutions from within the organisation itself. Although the implementation of an EMS is essentially a voluntary initiative, it can also become an effective tool for governments to protect the environment as it can assist regulation. For example, regulatory systems can encourage organisations to use EMS to meet standards, by providing incentives for strong environmental performance. Likewise, organisations can use EMS to ensure that their performance is within regulatory requirements, and to keep ahead of more stringent regulations which might be introduced in the future. Our methodology Our ISO consultants use a unique Business Diagnostic Questionnaire to effectively analyse and identify your business needs, then develop a customised ISO management system. This questionnaire is designed to reduce the time ISO Global consultants spend on site. This significantly reduces the cost of the ISO complaint management system and allows you to focus on running your business Our ISO consultant will work closely with you through the entire process to develop the most effective ISO management system for your business. We listen to your feedback, guide you through the successful introduction of the system in your business, and review the performance of your ISO management system.

Keywords: Environmental Consultants, Environmental Management Systems, Quality Management

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