Most of the time business industries neglect to recognize the immediate effects of their operations to the environment as they eagerly enhance their systems with latest technology. News about harmful chemical emissions endangering the health of citizens as well as improper waste management of chemical plants always emerges. This practices brought attention to people and that these days, communities are participating in the study of massive destruction causing practices of industries directly affecting the surroundings.
For these industries to identify and carefully deal with their environmental concerns the ISO 14001 environmental management system was created as a result of the collaborative work of different organizations. The second edition of voluntary and consensus-based approach EMS published in 2004 was the most dominant specification standard from which certification of businesses are derived.
This EMS gives them the opportunity to devise a plan of action to efficiently be compliant with the environmental policies set by governing bodies about the safety and security of the nature and its inhabitants. Getting the EMS certification is very important. With the help of the Internet, free downloadable manuals are available thus incorporating this to the standard procedures of businesses is actually not that difficult.
Compliance to the ISO 14001 environmental management system drives more industries to be attentive of their surroundings. They are held accountable for whatever damaging effects their operation has on it. Failure to comply means they will incur unwanted consequences like cancellation of the project, expensive penalties and worst of all negative feedback that may destroy the company’s reputation. Therefore the biggest benefit of EMS is that it makes every business consciously aware of the environment.