Blog entry by Pankaj rk
Businesses of all sizes and industries have a significant impact on the world around us. People often misunderstand and believe that their business isn't negatively affecting the environment while some tend not to care at all. But the fact is you don't have to be an oil company or a global fast-food chain to pollute the environment through waste, pollution, and general negligence. Every organization – small or big have a part in polluting the environment and pushing forward the global warming rate.
As a business owner, it is your responsibility to mitigate the negative environmental effect your organization has on the world. Reducing your carbon footprint should be the goal of every business owner. A great way for businesses to start is by reviewing their environmental risks and ensuring that they have effective risk management procedures in place. An efficient way to accomplish this is using an Environmental Management System (EMS).
Importance of EMS
An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a structured and methodical approach to mitigate a company's environmental effect while still complying with government rules. A key instrument for helping firms improve their environmental performance and minimise their carbon footprint is an Environmental Management System, or EMS.
Many companies know the importance of environmental impact assessment and they set up an EMS to achieve the requirements of ISO14001 certification, not particularly to improve their environmental performance. They quickly learn, however, that implementing a strong EMS is beneficial and contributes to their company’s brand value.
Benefits of EMS
For some businesses, EMS is a moral and ethical concern, while for others, calculating the return on investment is a must. It is recommended to hire an environmental impact assessment company to identify issues and effectively implement EMS. The majority of the benefits of environmental management systems come from cost reductions, enhanced profitability, and increased sales prospects.
You'll have policies and procedures in place to assist you to manage waste and resources more effectively, which will improve resource efficiency and cut wasteful spending. This can help you save money on raw materials and operating expenses. A good EMS will help you manage your energy usage, natural resource use, and waste and refuse to process, all while keeping your business running seamlessly.
Even though an EMS isn't required by law, demonstrating your commitment to environmental management may result in fewer site visits or lower fines from environmental authorities. Small businesses should reduce carbon emissions in an effective way. Public relations can be improved by enhanced awareness and control of your environmental impacts. Running an EMS will also assist you in demonstrating your corporate sustainability credentials.
Your organisation will profit whether you choose to deploy a stand-alone EMS, connect it with another management system, get a certification, or only adopt a few critical aspects.