Benefits of An Environmental Management System

Benefits of ISO 14001 and An Environmental Management System

  • Help your organisation meet its compliance obligations
  • Provide conformity with supply chain requirements
  • Reduce risks and protect business
  • Improve environmental performance
  • Increase resource efficiency
  • Increase competitiveness
  • Reduction in waste and emissions
  • Provide cost savings
  • Enhance reputation and inspire trust

Benefits of Environmental Management System

How Can Implementing ISO 14001 Help My Business?

Implementing the requirements of an EMS makes good business sense that offers many common beneficial outcomes, such as:

  • Increased accountability and awareness
  • Better satisfied stakeholders
  • Greater management team and employee buy-in
  • Enhanced marketing advantages

Achieving greater financial and operational benefits can result from implementing environmentally sound alternatives which can also help to strengthen your business’s market position.

ISO 14001:2015 states that the intended outcomes of any environmental management system are to:

  • Enhance your business’s environmental performance
  • Fulfil its compliance obligations
  • Achieve its related environmental objectives

Environmental Impacts can be Minimised by

  • Proactively protecting the environment
  • Controlling or influencing the way your business’s products and services are designed, manufactured, distributed, used and disposed of
  • Using a life cycle perspective to prevent environmental impacts
  • Mitigating the potential adverse effect of environmental conditions on the organization

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Updated: 26th February 2022
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