14001 ISO CERTIFICATION FOR SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS
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14001 ISO Environmental Management
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised Environmental Management Standard which is the preferred choice for demonstrating your “Green Credentials”, for understanding, controlling and improving your business’s impact on the environment
Accredited Certification to ISO 14001 also helps an organisation operate in a more cost efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Specific benefits in relation to environmental management:
- Demonstrate your environmental commitment to stakeholders (improved corporate image)
- Increased awareness and participation in relation to environmental issues
- Improved management of environmental risk
- Identify opportunities for improved environmental performance
- Demonstrate a commitment to achieving legal and regulatory compliance
- savings in consumption of energy and materials
- Potentially lower insurance rates
- Improving relationships with customers and regulators
- Reduced cost of waste management
- Reduction in use of hazardous materials and generation of hazardous wastes
The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of Environmental Management, providing practical tools for companies and organisations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001 focuses on Environmental Management Systems. The other Standards in the family focus on specific environmental aspects such as life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.
How to get ISO 14001 certified?
ISO 14001 prescribes controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow to set up an effective Environmental Management System. It can be used by any organisation regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders (Customers, neighbours perhaps, Local Authorities) that environmental impact is understood, is being measured and is being improved.
The background context is one of increasingly stringent legislation, societal measures that foster environmental protection, and increased concern expressed by interested parties (main contractors, Local Authorities and end users) about environmental matters and sustainable development. Your business’s capability to effectively manage its impact on the environment is rapidly becoming a non-negotiable requirement and can sometimes, on its own, be the differentiating factor between your business and your competitors!
”The overall aim of this International Standard is to support environmental protection and prevention of pollution in balance with socio-economic needs”.