What Benefits Can I Expect?
There are many ways an organization can benefit from ISO 14001. The most common benefits are:
Demonstrate compliance with current and future statutory and regulatory requirements.
Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees.
Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic.
Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business.
Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs.
Encourage better environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization's business systems.
Organizations can reap these benefits from using the standard without going through the certification process. However, ISO 14001 is one of the most well-known management standards. Certification to ISO 14001 – where an independent certification body audits your practices against the requirements of the standard – is a way of informing your buyers, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders that you have implemented the standard properly and that you meet regulatory and contractual requirements.