ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental performance by controlling the impacts of their activities, products and services on the environment, consistent with their environmental policy and objectives. They do so in the context of increasingly stringent legislation, the development of economic policies and other measures that foster environmental protection, and increased concern expressed by interested parties about environmental matters and sustainable development.
ISO 14001 standards covering environmental management are intended to provide organizations an effective environmental management system (EMS) that can be integrated with other management requirements and help organizations to achieve environmental and economic goals. This Standard, like other International Standards, is not intended to be used to create non-tariff trade barriers or to increase or change an organization's legal obligations.
Benefits of ISO 14001
- Reduction in cost of waste management
- Savings in consumption of energy and materials
- Saving of distribution costs
- Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public
- Continual improvement of environmental performance.
Requirements of ISO 14001:
The organization shall establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve an environmental management system.
- Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product /services that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
- Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.