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ISO14001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide

Book Description

Accessible and professional advice on how to implement an ISO14001 environmental management system

In the 21st century, business has to take sustainability seriously. As public opinion becomes increasingly concerned about climate change, governments are imposing ever tighter environmental regulations on both industry and the retail sector. By putting in place an environmental management system (EMS), you can ensure you are disposing of your waste in a responsible manner and making the most efficient use of raw materials. This will help you to lower carbon emissions and keep the negative impact of your business on the environment to a minimum.

ISO14001 The International Standard

The international standard for an EMS is ISO14001. With an EMS certified to ISO14001, you can improve the safety and efficiency of your business operations, and, at the same time, boost customer confidence and reassure your stakeholders.

An invaluable step-by-step guide

This pocket guide, intended to help you put in place an EMS, is specifically focused on ISO14001. It is designed to enable industry managers, who may be lacking in specialist knowledge, to achieve compliance with the Standard. A step-by-step approach makes the guide easy to follow. The authors, two experienced auditors, are acknowledged experts on environmental management systems, and they have drawn on material from the UK's Environment Agency. The pocket guide will prove invaluable, not only for auditors and trainers, but also for managers across many sectors of industry.

Read this guide and learn how to ...

  • Achieve compliance with ISO14001 Instead of just telling you, in bureaucratic fashion, what is specified under ISO14001, this user-friendly guide looks at the active steps you can take in order to ensure compliance with the Standard. It discusses the factors you need to consider when defining the objectives of the EMS, such as financial viability and available technology, and offers suggestions for measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of your environmental policy.
  • Manage environmental risks
    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an example of the financial and reputational risks associated with environmental pollution. This pocket guide contains sound advice on the types of operational controls you need to put in place to manage environmental risks and help avoid incidents.
  • Prepare to deal with an emergency The pocket guide offers suggestions on how to plan for an emergency, such as a spillage or a gas leak, ensuring you have procedures in place to minimise the environmental impact.
  • Improve the image of your brand
    Ultimately, organisations aim to operate in a way that shows respect for the environment. Certification to ISO14001 is a recognised measure of that commitment. It is in the interests of your business to be well regarded by the public and, if you use this guide to help secure compliance with ISO14001, you can improve public perception of your organisation. Investing in ISO14001 certification can contribute to enhanced brand equity.

Take your organisation step by step towards successful ISO14001 certification! Order this pocket guide today!