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Environmental Training

Fundamentals of EMS Development and Implementation

 

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a vital part of any modern-day business. This ensures that the environmental impact of your business is managed and controlled. The development and implementation of such a system can be a daunting task. Furthermore, a business needs the proper guidelines and requirements to ensure that their system is functional and effective. This is where international standards come into play for your business. The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is a multi-national organisation that has set forth various ISO standards that are internationally agreed upon. Compliance with these standards allows your company to be certified and do business more efficiently and competitively in your respective market.

 

Businesses have several factors to consider when implementing Management Systems. We can assist in ISO standard compliance in the area of Environmental Management Systems. Therefore, you can be assured that the development and implementation of such systems will meet international standards and perform accordingly. We also offer the necessary training and consulting services to ensure that your business can maintain and improve on these systems without our assistance in the future. Therefore, you can keep up with current times, identify new risks, and adjust your implemented systems in an accommodating fashion. This will keep your business competitive in its market and compliant with ISO standards.

 

Developing and Implementing an EMS for Your Business

 

The ISO 14001:2015 standard is part of the ISO 14000 series of standards and handles on the requirements that a business’s Environmental Management System should meet. This standard is the starting point to EMS compliance and is applicable to any size of business that operates in any market due to its generic nature. ISO 14001:2015 does not outline the requirement for environmental performance for a business. However, it does offer the framework for the development of an EMS by highlighting what needs to be done to meet the environmental performance goals of the business. Therefore, an EMS that is developed on the principles of the ISO 14001:2015 standard will ensure optimal results moving forward. You will be setting your own targets and relevant measures for performance that are based on the criteria that is set out by ISO 14001:2015.

 

Many businesses do not understand the true value of complying with ISO standards, specifically with ISO 14001:2015. By complying, your business can become ISO 14001:2015 certified, which will ensure your business partners, associates, and customers that you are taking the necessary steps to reduce the negative impact that your business has on the environment. Environmental awareness is very important for a modern-day business that wants to be competitive in their respective market. Since the new generation of consumers has an appreciation for environmentally aware organisations, you can align your business with these principles to make it more attractive to the new generation of consumers. This process starts with ISO 14001:2015 compliance, and this is where we can be your solution.

 

Our consultants will assist your business through the development and implementation phase of an EMS for your business. We are not limited by any borders either, since ISO standards are internationally recognised, and implemented across the world. Therefore, we can be of service to you, regardless of your business’s location, size, or industry. We also offer the required training to ensure that your business can assess, maintain, and improve your EMS in the future. This allows you to keep your business current and modern, staying competitive in your respective market, and edging out the competition through brand conviction from your consumers.

When choosing our services, our consultants will perform an initial assessment on your currently implemented EMS. These systems will be compared to the requirements and regulations set out in ISO 14001:2015. This allows us a better understanding of your current position and the functionality of your Management Systems. Throughout the development and implementation phases, we address specific aspects of your business to establish roles and responsibilities in accordance with the new EMS, as per the requirements of ISO 14001:2015. Therefore, your business will be on the forefront of environmental awareness, and capable of maintaining such a system on your own.

 

WWISE is your partner in ISO compliance. Our solutions include consulting and training for your business, as well as development and implementation of Management Systems in accordance with ISO standards. If you are interested in our services, please contact us on 086 109 9473 or email us at admin@wwise.co.za. Bring out the best in your business today with us on your side.