If you are looking to reduce waste management costs and demonstrate your business’ commitment to protecting the environment, implementing an environmental management system such as ISO 14001 can be a fitting solution.
The ISO does this by creating processes that tackle an organisation’s environmental impact, management responsibility, resource management, and the measurement, analysis and continual improvement of a business’ operations.
By doing so, businesses can reap a whole host of advantages.
A survey carried out by ISO (International Organisation of Standardisation) revealed that:
- Close to 75% of participants enjoyed ‘high’ or ‘very high’ value for meeting legal requirements and improving environmental performance
- More than 60% indicated ‘high’ to ‘very high’ value for management commitment and employee engagement
- More than 80% indicated at least moderate value in business management, improving public image, achieving strategic objectives and integrating with business management systems
- 63% indicated at least a moderate value in financial benefits