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ISO 14001: The Most Widely Used EMS Standard

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An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.


ISO 14001 is the most widely used EMS standard, according to ISO, more than 300,000 organizations in 171 countries have certified to ISO 14001, including more than 3,800 companies in the Unites States. The standard establishes a management framework by which an organization's impacts on the environment can be systematically identified and reduced. For example, many organizations, including counties and municipalities, have active and effective pollution prevention activities underway.



Benefits of ISO 14001:2015


There are many benefits to implementing ISO 14001, here are the top 5:

  • Cost control by reducing resource consumption and waste production;

  • Reduce the environmental impact of activities and improve environmental performance

  • Enhance public image and increase demand for products and services

  • Achieve environmental commitments and environmental policy requirements

  • Facilitate permits and authorizations. Officials from the EPA and OSHA have indicated that certification may lead to a reduction in the number of inspections required for obtaining permits.


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