ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system, which an organisation can use to enhance its environmental sustainability and performance.

Benefits of implementing an environmental system include:

  • enhancement of environmental performance;
  • achievement of environmental objectives.
  • A reduction in environmental incidents and improved reputation;
  • A marketing advantage, in many tenders EMS is now a fundamental requirement;
  • An improvement in regulatory performance and therefore lower risk of fines for non-compliance with environmental legislation;
  • A focused, knowledgeable and motivated workforce;
  • A reduction in waste, including raw materials, utility waste and waste disposal costs;
  • The opportunity of attracting more customers, investors and shareholders;
  • Increased profits from lower costs.

ISO 14001:2015 is applicable to any organisation, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organisation determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective. ISO 14001:2015 does not state specific environmental performance criteria.

An Environmental Management System should be part of your organisation’s overall management system and will include organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving and maintaining your Environmental Policy. It is important to stress that successful Environmental Management Systems are those that are embedded in the business and culture.


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