Lucideon's Guide to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
With growing legislation and consequent enforcement by government agencies, and increasing public interest in and awareness of sustainability issues, the environment is at the top of the agenda for most companies. An EMS is a system that allows a business to manage its impact on the environment in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
Having an Environmental Management System (EMS) not only shows your stakeholders that you are committed to the environment, it also provides important cost savings to the business.
ISO 14001 is the national and international recognised standard for environmental management. The standard provides a framework and guidance on the management of the environmental aspects and risk of your businesses activities, allowing you to work to continually improve your processes to both reduce environmental impact and increase profitability.