Environmental Certification ISO 14001 – EMAS
The growing importance of the problem of environmental impact means that different organizations, such as local and national governments, supervisory authorities, production associations, customers, employees and shareholders, insistently requesting to reduce this impact.
The ISO 14001 standard defines the characteristics and peculiarities of an environmental management system in order to reduce the environmental impact, while maintaining an efficient and profitable company.
The contents of the ISO 14001 standard is structured according to the following schedule:
- General requirements
- Environmental policy
- Implementation and operation
- Management review
Through the use of the rule, you can identify those aspects of its business that have an impact on the environment and manage systematically compliance with the requirements of environmental laws.
Below the norm leads to define goals for improvement and a management program to achieve its goal, also they define the reviews at regular intervals to ensure continuous improvement.
ISO 14001 certification enables you to:
- Demonstrate to the supervisory authorities and the government remains committed to the legislative and regulatory compliance
- Demonstrate to your stakeholders on its environmental commitment
- Demonstrate an innovative and far-sighted approach to customers and employees
- Facilitate access to new customers and business partners
- Improve management of environmental risks, now and in the future
- Potentially reducing the cost of insurance for civil liability
- Improve its reputation
Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary instrument created by the European Community to which they can voluntarily join organizations (companies, public bodies, etc.) To evaluate and improve their environmental performance and provide the public and other interested parties information on their environmental management. It is one of the voluntary instruments activated under the Fifth Action Programme for the environment. primary purpose of EMAS is to contribute to the realization of sustainable economic development, emphasizing the role and responsibility of business.
EMAS is to promote improvements in the environmental performance of the organizations also through:
- The introduction and implementation by organizations of an environmental management system
- Information on environmental performance and an open dialogue with the public and other stakeholders through the publication of an environmental statement.
The environmental management system required by EMAS standard is based on ISO 14001: 2004 (see ISO 14000), of which all requirements are recalled.
The Regulation provides for the obligation to inform the authorities and the community its environmental prestrazione prescribing the organizations to publish (and keep updated) an Environmental Statement which lists key data and information about the organization to its environmental aspects and impacts.