ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS)

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The tenets of ISO 14001

ISO 14001: 2004 is an environmental management standard. This ISO 14001
standard was officially published on November 15, 2004. The purpose of this
standard is to help organizations establish an Environmental Management
System (EMS) to protect, prevent and improve:

  • protect the environment,

  • to prevent pollution, and

  • improve overall environmental performance

According to ISO 14001 you only have to manage what you can control. If you manage the environmental aspects that you control you’ll be going a long way toward helping to protect the environment. The basic ISO 14001 model helps make the environmental management system a bit more understandable:

EMS Model
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If you’d like to justify ISO 14001 for your company, call us and we’ll give you a few tips; in the interim here’s a whitepaper that might give you some ideas.

Compliance to ISO 14001 can yield the following benefits

  • You can utilize the standard to help you save money through better management of valuable resources
  • Get improved employee buy-in for managing precious resources
  • You can tell your clients that your EMS complies with the ISO 14001, and you have respect for the environment
  • You can register to the ISO 14001 standard through an accredited registrar
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