ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System is a formal environmental management system to help organisations drive activities and its aspects to reduce negative environmental impacts it may have. Its purpose is to help manage organisations environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability. The intended outcomes of implementation aim to enhance environmental performance, fulfil compliance obligations and achieve environmental objectives.
Having an Environmental Management System in place; organisations can identify, manage, monitor and control their current environmental impacts in a holistic approach that is easily integrated into other ISO management systems such as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.
All organisations should consider implementing an Environmental Management System as it mainly focuses on reducing organisations overall environmental footprint, it assists in reducing the use of non-renewable resources, as well as manage any environmental impacts that could negatively affect businesses and its reputation.