ISO 14001 is the international standard for environmental management. With ISO 14001 certification, current and potential customers will have no doubt that the company is committed to protecting the environment by reducing its environmental impact.
ISO 14001 ensures that a company’s environmental efforts are integrated into its business operations and that it is focusing on areas where environmental efforts will yield the greatest benefit. ISO 14001 certification obligates the company to minimise its negative environmental impact and to work towards sustainable practices. This is achieved by identifying the processes, products and services that have the greatest environmental impact. Subsequently, goals and action plans are developed to reduce the organisation’s environmental footprint. ISO 14001 also aims to ensure that the company complies with environmental legislation and regulations.
The benefits of ISO 14001 certification include being able to contribute to a sustainable future. The organisation will have an enhanced reputation and credibility, make efficient use of resources, have better waste management, and gain potential access to new markets and customers.