Environment, Health & Safety, Energy & Water
Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that an organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or industrial sector. This standard can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being monitored and improved.
ISO 14001 helps to:
- Demonstrate compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
- Increase leadership involvement and engagement of employees
- Improve company reputation and the confidence of stakeholders through strategic communication
- Achieve strategic business aims by incorporating environmental issues into business management
- Provide a competitive and financial advantage through improved efficiencies and reduced costs
- Enhance environmental performance of suppliers by integrating them into the organization’s business systems
OH&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ISO 45001)
ISO 45001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. It can help you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organization to achieve the best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognized best practices.
The requirements of this standard can be applied to any organisation that wishes to:
- Establish an OH&S management system to eliminate or minimise risk to employees and other interested parties who may be exposed to OH&S risks
- Assure itself and demonstrate to others of its conformance with the stated OH&S policy
- Implement, maintain and continually improve an OH&S management system
- Seek certification of its OH&S management system by an external organisation
Energy Management System (ISO 50001)
Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system.
ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
ISO 50001 provides organizations with management strategies to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. This standard is intended to provide organizations with a recognized framework for integrating energy performance into their management practices.
The standard is intended to accomplish the following:
- Assist organizations in making better use of their existing energy consuming assets.
- Create transparency and facilitate communication on the management of energy resources.
- Promote energy management best practices and reinforce good energy management behaviours.
- Assist facilities in evaluating and prioritizing the implementation of new energy-efficient technologies.
- Provide a framework for promoting energy efficiency throughout the supply chain.
- Facilitate energy management improvements for greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.
- Allow integration with other organizational management systems such as environmental, and health and safety and continually improve energy performance.
WATER FOOT PRINT-PRINCIPLES, REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES (ISO 14046)
ISO 14046 is an international standard that specifies the principles, requirements and guidelines of assessing and reporting water footprint of an organisation. This can be applied to products, processes and organizations based on life cycle assessments. ISO 14046 will provide requirements and guidance for calculating and reporting a water footprint as a standalone assessment – or as part of a wider environmental assessment.
WHAT IS A WATER FOOTPRINT?
A water footprint is a way of assessing potential environmental impacts related to water. ISO 14046 gives you the option to assess your water footprint as a standalone study where only the impacts relating to water are considered. It also allows you to consider this as part of a life cycle assessment where all environmental impacts are considered.
- Assess and prepare for the future risks to your water use
- Identify ways to reduce the environmental impacts of your water use
- Improve efficiency at product, process and organizational levels
- Share the knowledge and best practice with industry and government
- Meet customer expectations of increased environmental responsibility
CARBON FOOTPRINT VERIFICATION (ISO 14064)
Carbon Footprint Verification (CFV) ISO 14064 is fundamental means to provide credibility on commitment to environmental performance. It reassures regulators, customers, employees, shareholders, potential investors, environmental groups, the media and even the competitors, of the integrity, completeness and transparency of the carbon footprint calculations. Any organization that is actively measuring or is establishing the procedures to arrive at its carbon footprint, irrespective of size, industry or location, could benefit from the additional rigour and expertise the CFV process brings.
Carbon Footprint Verification is relevant to all types of organizations. This can be easily embraced by all those:
- Who already are reporting the GHG emissions for mandatory schemes that want to widen the scope to cover the whole organization.
- Industries who see the GHG emissions as imperative.
- Who seek to report voluntarily to initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project
- Who are looking for a tangible first step in promoting their contribution to the environment.
CFV will assist organizations in
- Minimizing the reputation risk and enhancing credibility.
- Enhancing credibility and provides improved access to capital.
- Achieving distinctive recognition for environmental responsibility bringing an edge over competitors.
- Developing programmes necessary to achieve carbon neutrality.
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