Sunday, 27 March 2016

Why An Environmental Management System In Queensland Is Essential

What sort of business are you in? Do you manufacture or work with chemicals or pharmaceuticals? Do you work in engineering, mining or construction? The automotive industry? Food?

If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, you absolutely should have an ISO 14001 environmental management system in place.

But guess what? If you answered 'no' to those questions, you still should have an ISO 14001 environmental management system in place!

Why? Because just like ANY organisation operating anywhere in the world, you are using resources and creating waste, in some form or another.

Using resources

Wherever you bring people together in a 'work' environment, you are using resources, through power, water, transport to get them there, and so on.

And, equally, those people are creating waste, from the obvious, to the plastic lolly wrappers discarded in the bin.

Environmental management system certification is not just about environmental disasters, or companies that produce vats of chemicals! The Standard is just that - a standard to aim for. And by talking to environmental management system experts in Queensland, that Standard will be shaped to match your organisation.

There are so many benefits, it's hard to believe it's not compulsory! For example, the system will allow you to indentify, manage and reduce your organisation's impact on the environment.

Improved performance

It will also consistently improve your environmental performance, something you then get to proclaim loudly to your customers - and potential customers!

Don't expect results overnight - this is a long-term strategy. But do expect a great response from your staff! Research shows that, generally, employees welcome the implementation of an ISO 14001 environmental management system.

You'll find that most of your employees already follow the three Rs - Reduce, Re-use, Recycle - both at home, and through schools and community groups.

And because of their commitment to 'doing the right thing', the likelihood is that they have previously questioned why their employer was not.

Support from staff

You will find that staff and management will get behind environmental management system certification wholeheartedly, and will put energy into making it work. And, because of its positive effect on the business, you're also likely to see increased motivation and productivity from your team, too.

And that's just as well, because as customers, potential customers - and potential business partners - see your new credentials, the demand for your product will grow. Whichever way you look at it, it's a win-win for everyone!

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