What is ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for environmental management. It is implemented into companies to enhance their environmental performance and implement more energy-efficient processes, benefitting your company in multiple ways.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Global warming isn’t an issue to address in the future, it’s something that needs addressing right now. Businesses have a huge role to play in helping to protect the environment, so it’s a good idea to evaluate your environmental performance and identify areas you can improve upon.
For those who are a part of a waste management company, are you aware of how your company is affecting the environment? There are so many ways in which you can make your company greener and that is why ISO 14001 is perfect for your business.
Having the responsibility to ensure that waste is being recycled means that we can reuse resources that we already have rather than creating new materials and creating even more fossil fuels. Reusing our materials is not only more eco-friendly, but it reduces costs for your company as less money is spent on harmful disposal methods.
ISO 14001 ensures that your company is compliant with government legislations around the environment such as the Waste Hierarchy Act which is enforced so companies control their waste and minimise it as much as possible. Are you compliant? Having an environmental management system such as ISO 14001 in place avoids costly fines so you can invest your money into opportunities to improve the company.
Having a good reputation is key as it wins you more business. Being in the waste management industry, negative impressions could surround your name. ISO 14001 proves that your company is taking the extra step to become more eco-friendly and shows your care and commitment to the environment.
With many government contracts and tenders, ISO can be a requirement to even be considered eligible in the first place. By qualifying, you have opened a new opportunity to win new business whilst helping protect the environment.
Getting Started with ISO
If you want to reduce waste and become more eco-friendly in your industry then ISO 14001 is for you.