If you have been reading about the ISO 14001 environmental management system, and wondering how it could both fit into and also benefit your business, it’s important to find some answers before you start. Many businesses are electing to implement an environmental management standard like 14001 each year. If you haven’t yet done so, you may wonder why it would be worth doing it.
In truth, there are lots of reasons other businesses have done this already, or are in the process of doing so. We look at some of the main ones here.
Customers are increasingly looking for ISO 14001 certification when finding a business to use
Some people view many ISO standards as the ideal, but not something that is necessary. However, your customers may feel differently. Some may only consider engaging with a business that has an appropriate certification, including that of ISO 14001. You may be missing commercially out if you do not have it.
An enrovinmental management system shows your business cares about the environment
Environmental issues have been big news for many years now, and will only continue in the same direction. Thus, if your business can show it has policies in this area, it will be a big plus when promoting your business to customers and prospects.
You can reduce wastage and save money
Many businesses would be guilty of wasting resources in several ways. Implementing ISO 14001 means it becomes easier to manage those resources, so nothing is wasted. An added benefit is that you’ll also save money as you use fewer materials. And again, this is a plus point when it comes to promoting your business to customers and prospects… and winning more business.
It gives you another advantage to promote to potential clients
Not everyone will demand certification in this area when looking for a business to work with. However, those that don’t would likely still be more impressed if they see a company cares about their social and environmental responsibilities, and proves it by demonstrating they have an internationally recognised environmental management system in place.
It takes time to implement this standard, but it is undoubtedly time well spent, no matter what industry you are in, or what size business you have. Furthermore, you may find your business takes a different approach to the way it develops services or products once the standard is in place. This can only enhance your offerings in the future, and potentially lead to more business as well.
If you were ever in doubt about the benefits of introducing ISO 14001 in your business, you may now be thinking very differently.
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