What is the ISO 14001 standard?
ISO 14001 is the most important standard within the ISO 14000 series, a set of environmental management standards for businesses developed and published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).
The ISO 14001 standard maps out a framework that a company can follow to set up an environmental management system, and can be used by any organisation looking to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and reduce costs associated with waste management.
What Is An Environmental Management System?
ISO 14001 is defined as a generic management system, which means it is used by our organisation to manage our resources more effectively.
The standard allows us to reduce the environmental impact of our processes and supply chain, ensure compliance with environmental legislation, reduce costs associated with resource, energy and waste management, as well as demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to the environment to customers and key stakeholders.
The Benefits of ISO 14001
With customers, regulators and the government putting greater pressure on businesses to reduce their environmental impact, our ISO 14001 accreditation help address the fundamental areas and prepares us for future changes in environmental legislation and of course improves our environmental reputation.