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ISO 14001:2015 EMS

Environmental Management System: ISO 14001:2015

Environmental Management System helps organizations to identify, manage, monitor, and control their Environmental issues such as environmental aspects and impacts in a holistic manner.

ISO 14001:2015 is suitable for all types and sizes, private, non-profit, or governmental organizations. Organization requires to consider all environmental issues relevant to its operations, such as air pollution, water and sewage issues, waste management, soil contamination, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and resources use and efficiency.

ISO: Unveiling the Secrets of Environmental Management System

What are the benefits in implementing ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 enables companies to establish an Environmental Management System (EMS). This will help them manage their Environmental aspects and impacts and improve environmental performance.

Key potential benefits includes:

  • Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees.

  • Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication.

  • Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management.

  • Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs.

  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems.

How to implement ISO 14001?

Few tips to get you started in implementing ISO 14001:

  • Analyze your company’s context that is relevant to Environmental like the internal and external factors as well as the interested parties that might impact your business.

  • Decide the scope of the EMS, if what are your system boundaries.

  • Set your Environmental policy and objectives.

  • Give the time frame if when you will implement the system and plan how to achieve it.

  • Identify any competence and resources gaps that need to be  addressed before implementing the Environmental standard.

  • Consider to get support from any Consultant to speed-up the development and implementation of the Environmental Management System.

Hiring a Consultant?

Consultant can guide you through the process of implementing, improving and maintaining your Environmental Management System. With the active participation of your people, this develops a sense of ownership and this emphasizes that your organization has a responsibility for its own Environmental Management System.

A consultant could be hired to assist in some or all of the following activities:

  • preliminary status survey or assessment;
  • training;
  • implementation;
  • internal audits.

The selection of the consultant is an important step and should be carried out with rigorous scrutiny with the considerations in qualifications, credentials, environmental management specific knowledge, experience, and references.

If you are interested, HSEPro Consultants can help you in achieving your goals and get the ISO 14001:2015 certification. Email us at consultancy@hsepro.org.

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