Environmental Management Systems
As society becomes increasingly conscious of the need to reduce the adverse environmental impact of our activities, strategic management must reflect this trend. Adopting an environmental management system is crucial for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the environment.
ISO 14001:2015 is an international standard that applies to all types of organizations, irrespective of their sector or activity. Implementing an environmental management system helps organizations identify and comply with environmental legislation, control all adverse environmental aspects, and reduce associated risks and costs.
The environmental management system is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, providing an iterative process that allows for continuous improvement, achieving and demonstrating the intended outcome of the environmental management system.
The potential benefits of implementing an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001:2015 include:
Enhancing the company’s image with customers, suppliers, workers, and stakeholders by demonstrating its commitment to protecting the environment and preventing or mitigating adverse environmental impacts.
Addressing risks and opportunities by integrating environmental management into business processes, strategic management, and decision-making.
Controlling the design, manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal of products or services using a life cycle perspective to prevent unintentional environmental impacts from being transferred to another point.
Achieving financial and operational benefits by implementing environmentally friendly alternatives that strengthen the company’s position in the market.
Certhia is an independent entity accredited by INN and provides expert auditors in your sector or activity to evaluate your organization’s environmental management system.