Commonly known as EMS, this certification defines the management requirements for all environmental management systems. This standard serves the purpose of saving the environment from different types of industrial hazards like preventing the fume emission and keeping an eye on all environmental protection measures. Its prime motive also adheres with saving the cost by making the resources more efficacious, optimizing the use of all available resources, increasing the cost by reducing the industrial waste, and much more.
Benefits of ISO 14001 :
ISO 14001 drives protection of environment and help organizations :
Reduce costs and increase profit through reduced waste and energy, reuse and recycle through 3R concept.
Optimize use of resources (electrical, water and materials).
Reduce costs as a result of potential lower insurance rates.
Environmentally responsible and commitment to environment protection.
Cost saving through improved efficiency and productivity.
Boost company’s public image.
How to use ISO 14001 : If you don’t already have an Environmental Management System (EMS), you can use this ISO 14001 standard to establish one. And once you’ve established your EMS, you can use it to manage the environmental aspects of your organization’s activities, products and services, and to improve its overall environmental performance. Environmental performance is all about how well you manage and control your environmental aspects and the impact they have on the environment.
You can also use this standard to demonstrate that you are doing everything you can to protect the environment and improve your environmental performance. You can demonstrate your organization’s commitment in several ways :
You can simply announce to the world that your EMS complies with the ISO 14001 standard (if it actually does).
You can ask your customers or other interested parties to confirm that your EMS complies with the ISO 14001 standard.
You can ask an ISO 14001 registrar or external auditor to verify that your EMS complies with the ISO 14001 standard.
ISO 14001 expects organizations to comply with all of the requirements that make up the standard. No exceptions. According to ISO, every ISO 14001 requirement must be built into every EMS. However, the size and complexity of Environmental Management Systems vary quite a bit.
How far you go is up to you. The size and complexity of your EMS, the extent of your documentation, and the resources allocated to it will depend on many things. How you meet each of the ISO 14001 requirements, and to what extent, depends on many factors, including :
The size of your organization
The location of your organization.
The scope of your organization’s EMS.
The content of your environmental policy.
The nature of your activities, products, and services.
The environmental impact of your environmental aspects.
The legal and other requirements that must be met.