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Environmental Management System

ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an Environmental Management System. Hence, an organization can use this standard to enhance its environmental performance. Therefore, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) is a systematic framework to manage the immediate and long-term environmental impacts of an organization’s products, services and processes.

This International Standard is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.

Conforming to the ISO 14001 standard can help organizations enhance their environmental performance, achieve their environmental objectives and fulfill their compliance obligations.

Benefits of Environmental Management System include

Few of the benefits of implementing EMS include

  • Improved environmental performance, reducing environmental impact and controlling environmental risk
  • Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders
  • Advantage over competitors when tendering for business
  • Lowering business costs through reducing resource consumption and waste production
  • Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems
  • Integration of multiple standards (ISO 9001, ISO 45001, IATF 16949, AS 9100, etc.)

Consulting Methodology

A proven Environmental Management System development and implementation approach should be used based on project management methodologies. A structured approach should be used for defining project plans, specific responsibilities and verification of results. The result will be a development and implementation strategy that is more efficient and provides for first time compliance or registration to the ISO 14001 requirements.

Following phases are involved in development and implementation of an effective Environmental Management System

  • Development of Project Plan
  • Review and Gap Assessment
  • Process Mapping and Management System Development
  • Management System Implementation
  • Internal Assessment and Management Review

Benefits of EMS Consulting include

Best practices and depth of knowledge and experience significantly impacts the EMS design and ability to meet the organizations’ business goals. An experienced consultant helps your organization live and own the EMS and operate it at its optimal level.

Following can be some of the benefits of having and experienced consultant for development of management system

  • An effective and reliable management system
  • Increased objectivity and impartiality
  • Reduced number of operational process defects
  • Increasing business opportunities
  • Reduced EMS development and implementation time
  • EMS designed to suit the organization and your customers’ requirements