ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets out how you can go about putting in place an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The standard is designed to address the delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact; with the commitment of your entire organization, it can enable you to achieve both objectives.
Furthermore, it assists you to ensure compliance with environmental legislation and reduces the risk of penalties and possible litigation. Demonstrating commitment to the environment can transform your corporate culture externally by opening up new business opportunities with environmentally aware customers or clients.
Internally, it can improve employee ethics and the workplace. ISO 14001:2004 compliance can also provide your company with a better use of energy and resources, and reduce cost.