Here’s why ISO 14001 benefits more than just your company’s health and safety programme

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 18 Nov. 2014

Tags: iso standards, iso 14001, international standards, environmental management standards, benefits of iso 14001

Effective workplace environmental safety comes down to proper management. If you don’t control your company’s impact on the environment, you may cause serious damage.

This is where systems “International Standards” come in.

ISO 14001 is one such system. It measures environmental management standards as developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

But ISO 14001 won’t just help your company with it’s environmental impact management. It will help you grow overall and has benefits for those outside your company.

Read on to discover how ISO 14001 can benefit more than just your health and safety programme…

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ISO 14001 benefits your company in the following ways

These ISO standards are strategic tools and guidelines to help you tackle some of the most demanding challenges when it comes to health and safety and the environment. 
They also ensure your business operations are as efficient as possible. And they’ll help you increase productivity and access new markets.
But they aren’t the only benefits your company will receive from the ISOI 14001 system.
The other benefits include:
Cost savings - International Standards help optimise operations and, therefore, improve your company’s bottom line.
Enhanced customer satisfaction - They help improve quality, enhance customer satisfaction and increase sales.
Access to new markets – Following ISO 14001 helps prevent trade barriers and opens up global markets.
Increased market share - International Standards help increase productivity and competitive advantage.
Environmental benefits - International Standards help reduce negative impacts on the environment.
Business benefits – Your business can take part in the standard development process. This means you can take part in improving and adjusting the current International Standards.
And that’s still not all. It also helps you benefit the society your business operates in.
Here’s how…

Here’s how the International Standards will benefit the society your company operates in

According to, ISO has over 19 500 standards that affect most aspects of daily life.
The site explains, that if your business’s products or services conform to the International Standards, your customers will know they’re safe, reliable and of good quality. 
This means they’ll reap the benefit of higher quality products and services. ISO standards even cover toy safety and secure medical packaging, which can benefit the public.
ISO 14001 also supports the involvement of consumers in standard development work to give consumers the ability to demand higher quality.
Finally, International Standards on air, water and soil quality, on emissions of gases and radiation and environmental aspects of products contribute to efforts to preserve the environment and the health of society.
As you can see adhering to ISO 14001 doesn’t just benefit your company. It benefits your consumers to. That means stronger customer relationships and more revenue for your business.
So implement ISO 14001 in your company today to reap all these benefits. 




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