An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a formalised set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
The EMS provides a framework that helps a company to improve
its effectiveness and efficiency on a continual basis, achieve its
environmental goals and meet regulatory requirements through
consistent control of its operations.
When environmental management is core to the operation of a business it can not only reduce the environmental impact, but can improve reputation, increase customer trust and help meet legal obligations. The internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental management system standard, either as a standalone system or part of a wider integrated approach, is designed to help businesses identify and control all aspects of their operations which may impact on the environment but remain commercially successful, without overlooking legal responsibilities.
With regulators and customers rightly applying greater importance and scrutiny on organisations to reduce their environmental footprint and be legally compliant, demonstrating certification to ISO 14001 can:
Improve reputation amongst competitors, customers and regulators
Save on energy, waste and water
Improve efficiency and cut your costs of operation
Meet legal obligation and enhance trust
Drive continual improvement
Obtain higher value clients by demonstrating compliance