ISO 14001 Is standards related to environmental management systems. Several aspects that must be met in this standard are waste management, energy saving, water saving, and fuel saving.
Basically, the ISO 14000 standardization series contains standards, guidelines and policies that govern the proper management of the environment by certified organizations. ISO 14001 is the most recognized of the ISO 14000 series. In the era of environmental awareness, this certification is very important for a business or corporate entity to remain competitive in the national and international markets.
Benefits of Implementing ISO 14001
Companies that are already ISO 14001 certified will have a number of advantages such as:
- Reduce costs
- ISO 14001 demands a commitment to continuous improvement, so setting goals for these improvements will help encourage more efficient use of raw materials so as to reduce costs.
- Regulate compliance with the law
- ISO 14001 certification can help by reducing the effort required to regulate legal compliance and in the management of environmental risks by companies,
- Reduce duplication of activities and costs
- The management system can be combined with other management requirements and standards into a single business system that can reduce duplication of activities and costs,
- Managing reputation
- ISO 14001 certification can help reduce risks that can damage the company’s reputation and image in front of clients, regulatory bodies and key stakeholders,
- Adding competitive advantage
- ISO 14001 certification makes it possible to work with companies that prioritize environmental friendliness,
- Ease of integration
- Just like most other ISO standard systems, ISO 14001 is a management system that adopts the PDAC (Plan Do Check Act) cycle so that it can be easily combined with ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) and other management system-based standards.