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Benefits of Implementing ISO 14001

N. Pompi Devi
51 years ago
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ISO 14001 can bring forth a better performance with regards to your organization’s environmental performance. Moreover, it helps the whole staff members, from the top management to the labourers, understand the key importance of what the implementation of this certification has to your organization.

The benefits an organization can reap varies as it depends on how you implement it, but here are some benefits you can enjoy.

1) Practicing environmental management

ISO 14001 requires for your organization to adopt a strategic approach towards environmental management. It enables your company to understand and track down all the risks and opportunities by taking into account the various aspects affecting your organization’s environmental performance.

2) Enhanced environmental performance

Your organization will enjoy advantageous preference over your competitors due to you taking the required steps for better environmental performance. An efficient environmental management will decrease the risks of regulatory fines. It will also help you identify opportunities in order to be cost-effective.

3) Aids you to comply with legal requirements

The implementation of ISO 14001 helps your organization to easily comply with the legal environmental requirements that applies to various processes.

It provides a systematic framework that helps in identifying and showing compliance with the requirements. Perhaps you might already be complying with some of the legal requirements but ISO 14001 also helps you to maintain the compliance. This shows that your organization has a robust system of complying with various regulatory requirements and that you also care for the environment.

4) Enhance image

As to some extent, consumers are starting to show preference for the products or services that are proven to be environmentally safe. Therefore, by having a solid and proven environmental system to control the environmental impacts of your products or services, you are likely to enjoy an added benefit. This will help you to improve the image of your organization and also at the same time increase the trust the consumers put on your products or services.

5) Supervision

ISO 14001 requires for the higher up members of the organization to show active participation in order to ensure that the standards are met. This will bring forth more involvement of the higher ups and also increase communication among the staff members of the organization. It will enhance the performance of the Environmental Management System (EMS), allow for your organization to save up on costs and leads to reduction of wastes.

6) Reduce employee turnover

Bringing forth better engagements among the employees in regards to the implementation of better environmental improvements. This enables the employees to get more engaged in other aspects of the organization too. Engaging employees in a group effort to improve the environmental impact of the organization will result in increased focus of the employees. This will often lead to retention of employees which is less expensive and favourable than recruiting new ones and training them.

Conclusion

One of the reasons to implement an environmental management system using the ISO 14001 is to improve the negative impact of your organization’s products or services on the environment. It helps you to re-evaluate your current environmental system and understand the changes that needs to be adopted in order to bring forth improvement in your environmental performance and more success.

The implementation of ISO 14001 help the organization meets the requirements of ISO 14001 Certification

Many user are in questions of How do I get ISO 14001 certification?

To get ISO 14001 Certification , the Following steps can be followed by organization

  • Implement the ISO 14001 requirements
  • Develop the EMS policy & Objectives
  • Develop the Procedures of different process /Functions of the organization – How to maintain the Environmental Management
  • Do the Environmental Aspects and Impact analysis
  • Identify the Application Environmental regulations applicable to the organization and get consents from the Regulatory Body
  • Identify the Internal and External Issues & Needs and Expectations of Interested Party
  • Do the Risk Analysis considering – Identify the Internal and External Issues & Needs and Expectations of Interested Party, Legal requirements, and Significant Environmental aspects
  • Identify the Potential Emergency Situations and do Mock drill
  • Do internal Audit
  • Do Management review Meeting

ISO 14001 Certification

Once above Documents and Implementation is completed , apply to CAB and get ISO 14001 Certified.

What are the ISO 14001 requirements?

ISO 14001 requirements – As per ISO 14001 :2015 Standard – There is 10 Clause in the Standard – But the requirements for Implementation and ISO 14001 Certification is provided in Clause no. 4 to Clause no.10

ISO 14001 Requirements – summary provided below for understaning

  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership
  • Environmental policy
  • Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Actions to address risks and opportunities
  • Environmental aspects
  • Compliance obligations
  • Operational planning and control
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Evaluation of compliance
  • Internal audit
  • Management review