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ISO 14001 : Environmental Management, the Pillar to Sustainability_

The What, Why and How That Every Business Needs to Know.

The large footprint that we are leaving as inhabitants on this planet is quite alarming. With all the hype in regards to climate change, companies, big or small are looking to bring about positive effects on the environment one way or the other. It thus makes perfect sense why the ISO 14001 certification has become the need of the hour. As companies move towards a cleaner footprint and taking on more corporate responsibility, this framework outlines how exactly a company should build an Environmental Management System (EMS). 

Becoming ISO 14001:2015 certified

A company or business becomes certified after creating an environmental management system that meets the ISO 14001 guidelines.

The complex certification process

The certification process is rather complex. involving tasks such as defining environmental aspects, policies, objectives, and targets. You’ll also need to develop mandatory and additional procedures and processes for your company’s operations. The entire process has mandatory documents that must be created, ranging from emergency preparedness & response to compliance obligation documents.

Besides having the right documentation and implementing accordingly, you must go through some other mandatory steps for your business/company to be certified. 

The complex nature of the entire process requires expert help, and that’s where we come in. CRESCO Compliance offers ISO Consultancy & Implementation services. No matter where your locations are registered.

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Why would your company need an ISO 14001?

There are many benefits that include increased business opportunities. Companies want to work with others that bring them good press. By meeting the 14001 requirements, as a company, you will meet many of the required legal obligations whilst establishing a deeper trust with both stakeholders and customers. Both of these relationships have a tremendous effect in the long run.

Some of the other benefits that come with its implementation include but are not limited to:

The ISO 14001 consists of 10 different sections that range from the context of the organization, planning, and support, all the way to operation, performance evaluation, and improvement. While covering every aspect of environmental accountability, the certifications ensure quality is maintained in any EMS set up. 

Small businesses stand to gain from obtaining this certification. The ISO 14001, can help small businesses to level the playing field and enjoy the advantages that larger companies might receive because of the size. There has been a recent shift in dynamic in the last year hat suggests quality getting prioritized over quantity. 

Whatever the aim might be, it’s advantageous to have your company be in control of and successfully manage the most significant environmental aspects, e.g. emissions, waste-handling, utilize natural resources, and energy-efficiency.meeting such a standard. 

The EMS or Environment Management System, ISO 14001 standard provides guidance on how to consider multiple aspects of your business procurement, storage, distribution, product development, manufacturing, etc.- so that it reduces its impact on the environment. It also drives you to evaluate how you manage emergency response, customer expectations, stakeholders and your relationships with your local community.

Certifications like the ISO 14001provide benefits in the long run and should be considered as an investment nonetheless. Strike while the iron is hot, and transform your company from the inside out. 

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