Business benefits of ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)

There are many reasons why an organization should take a strategic approach to improving its environmental performance which can be a soft landing towards sustainability.

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. This is a route to corporate sustainability from the environmental standpoint.

Users of the ISO 14001:2015 standard have reported that it helps organizations to :

• Demonstrate prompt compliance with current and future

statutory and regulatory requirements

• Increase leadership involvement and engagement

of employees and interested parties

• Improve corporate reputation and the confidence

of stakeholders through strategic communication

• Attain strategic business goals and achieve seamless incorporation of

environmental issues into business management

• Provide a competitive and financial advantage

through improved efficiency and reduced costs

• Encourage better environmental performance

of suppliers and supply chain by integrating them into the

organization’s business systems

SOURCE & Photo Credit: iso.org

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Author: MFON

Mfon Essien is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with cross-cultural & international experience (Middle East & Africa) in developing, coordinating and implementing environmental management systems and environmental sustainability initiatives that go beyond compliance. He has gained mastery in the areas of developing environmental sustainability strategies, implementing policies and procedures, and achieving best results for all stakeholders within mandatory legislative and voluntary best practice requirements. He oversees operations at sustainabilitysolutions.net

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