The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is a tool helping determination of the environmental effects of the operations of the companies, assessment of the sizes of those effects and then minimizing them. The standard provides opportunities for the companies to focus on the environmental issues which are important for them. The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System expects the institutions to guarantee “prevention of pollution”, “conformity to the laws” and “consistent improvement”.
An environmental management system based on the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is a management tool helping all sizes and types of businesses to control effects of their own products, services and operations on the environment.
The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System pays regard to the efficient business management as it considers the environmental performance. Therefore, it is a system affecting the efficiency of the businesses positively.
The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is a management system which will change the action types of the businesses, enable increases on the efficiency for their strategic plans and increase their competitive powers. When it is integrated with other operations of the organization, it both facilitates the commercial operations by guaranteeing quality for the international trade and sensitivity to environment and increases the sales of the product of the busines by creating a positive image.
Who Needs Environmental Management System?
The ISO 14001 Environmental Management System can be applied for all kinds of institutions, organizations and producers providing products and services, all companies leaving wastes (producing plastic injections, concrete, construction products, food, textile products, machines, chemicals, medical materials, hospital and poly clinic products, printing house products, automotive spare parts, products for auto services etc.), and especially the industrial and public institutions desiring to gain a seat in the national and international markets.
Benefits of Application of the Environmental Management System
Since the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is a language known and used all around the world, it enables acceptability in the global market;
It enables the environmental awareness to be accepted;
It provides competitive advantages;
It reduces the costs;
It minimizes the potential environmental effects;
It provides feedbacks for business productivity;
It increases the working motivation;
It enables increasing the conformity with the national and/or international legislations;
It enables increasing the environmental performance;
It enables controlling the wastes.