Business Basics: Leaders in Environmental Management Systems

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What is environmental management?

Environmental management is a system which businesses can implement to improve their environmental performance. When a business has an environmental management system, they are continually dedicated to managing their environmental performance and minimising any negative environmental impacts.

Businesses who implement an environmental management system must continually prove their dedication to improving their environmental performance – this is an ongoing task and requires a team to ensure the business maintains compliance and performance to the required standard.

Read here for information on what is an EMS and why you should have one.

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What industries require environmental management systems?

All industries can benefit from environmental management systems – after all, they are designed to improve a businesses’ relationship with the environment and reduce environmental impact.

Industries which can experience major benefits from implementing an environmental management system include:

  • Mining & coal
  • Building & construction
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Any business hoping to win a tender for a government project

How can my business benefit from an environmental management system?

Benefits of implementing an environmental management system can be wide-ranging. There are significant benefits relating to reducing cost & wastage, which can be seen by reducing resource consumption and waste production.

There are also the PR benefits of implementing an environmental management system. The modern business person and consumer value a commitment to reducing environmental impact, and by implementing an EMS you open up your business to opportunities relating to environmental regulators and key bodies within the industry.

We’ve written a whole article on the benefits of an environmental management system, but here is the short summary:

  1. Reduce waste
  2. Maximise resources
  3. Minimise environmental risk
  4. Improve sustainability

How can my business become ISO 14001 certified?

The most critical step in becoming ISO 14001 certified is becoming compliant. Without proven compliance to the environmental management standard, your business will have a tough time achieving certification.

The first step is to get in touch with our experienced team, who will be able to guide you throughout the environmental management planning and implementation phases of the system. Your management team must be willing and able to become familiar with the standard and become advocates within the business to ensure the implementation of the system happens. They also need to ensure the standard is adhered to over time. Without the support and commitment of management, the implementation and success of environmental management systems will struggle.

What types of environmental management services do BusinessBasics provide?

Our highly experienced team can assist your business with everything from a site-specific risk assessment to a complete Environmental Management System (EMS) to help achieve ISO 14001 certification.

These are just some of the ways that we can help your business:

Contact the team at BusinessBasics today and talk to an experienced environmental management system officer. We can help you develop and launch your new environmental management system.

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