What is the ISO 14001 Approach to Climate Change?

What is ISO 14001?

ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management and specifies requirements for an environmental management system that a business can use to improve their environmental processes. No matter the industry your company is in, ISO 14001 is applicable, and your business will be sure to receive the benefits.

Renewable Energy

ISO 14001 promotes all kinds of ways your business can enhance its environmental performance. One of the simplest ways to become ‘greener’ as a company is to switch to a green or renewable business energy tariff. You can even save money on your energy bills in the process.

If you’re really serious about reducing your company’s carbon footprint, you should consider generating your own renewable energy. The type of technology you install will most likely be determined by the size of your company, your location, and the amount of money you’re willing to invest.

Enhancing Methods

Rather than changing your company’s entire environmental strategy, ISO 14001 is implemented to enhance your current processes rather than completely change the way you do things. If your company does not have any existing environment policies or processes in place, then the standard will ensure you are applying new methods that fit around your business.

Ways in which your business could become greener is by promoting more sustainable transportation, for example by offering a discount or free railcards to employees. Another way is by using greener suppliers.

Compliance with Legislation

Following environmental legislation and regulations not only makes sure that your company is compliant, but it also saves your company money and ensures you produce less waste. Only this year has the government introduced the UK Plastic Packaging Tax which was introduced to encourage companies to use less plastic to result in less waste.

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