Framework for better management control that can result in reducing their environmental impacts.
Improvements in performance,
organizations can reap a number of economic benefits including higher conformance with legislative and regulatory requirements (Sheldon 1997)
Minimizing the risk of regulatory and environmental liability fines and improving an organization's efficiency (Delmas 2009),
Reduction in waste, consumption of resources, and operating costs.
Globally can leverage their conformance to ISO 14001, eliminating the need for multiple registrations or certifications (Hutchens 2010).
companies to adopt better internal controls, making the incorporation of ISO 14001 a smart approach for the long-term viability of businesses.
competitive advantage against companies that do not adopt the standard (Potoki & Prakash, 2005).
This in turn can have a positive impact on a company's asset value (Van der Deldt, 1997).
improved public perceptions of the business, placing them in a better position to operate in the international marketplace (Potoki & Prakash 1997; Sheldon 1997).
demonstrate an innovative and forward-thinking approach to customers and prospective employees.
It can increase a business's access to new customers and business partners. I
Potentially reduce public liability insurance costs. It can serve to reduce trade barriers between registered businesses (Van der Deldt, 1997).
1. Management Commitment, training, involvement, tracking
2. Plan your environmental management system with the right people. Clear documentation that matches what you do. With the development of the Environmental Policy
3. Develop Scope and Aspect Register. Environment aspects include any activities, products or services that can interact with the environment. Include the risks to understand the importance of the controls and demonstrate commitment to prevention of pollution. Include as many people up front as to minimize forgetting something. Apply the KISS Method when you include all the environmental aspects. Consider developing it at a corporate level and use it instead of duplicating it.
4. Evaluate legal requirements and cross reference them directly to your aspect register.
5 Provide adequate resources including but not limited to human, financial and physical, training needs, resources needed to run the programs, coordination. When you track your progress include the planning requirements, responsibilities, timing expectations and resource needs. Allow for adequate time.
6 Set SMART objectives preferrably in the format of environmental impact and $ to the organization for senior managemenet buy in.
7 Continuous improvement - track progress, perform audits
8 Marketing benefits