ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System

Organizations harm the environment in certain ways as a result of their work. In accordance with social responsibility and legal legislation, these damages must be identified, controlled, minimized and eliminated. ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard requires the establishment of a system to carry out these studies systematically and continuously within a corporate structure. Thanks to this standard, successful companies not only minimize the damage they cause to the environment, but also improve their brand value in the eyes of society.

It is a series of standards published by the International Standards Organization, which describes the establishment of a system that ensures the determination of environmental factors at every stage of the process, starting from raw materials, turning it into a final product and presenting it to customers, and minimizing the damage to the environment by controlling these factors with necessary inspections and precautions. . ISO 14000 is a system standard, not a product standard, and it is concerned with how it is produced rather than what is produced. It is based on monitoring and continuous improvement of environmental performance. It requires compliance with the conditions defined by the relevant legislation and laws regarding environmental factors.

It is a management system for determining the environmental impacts resulting from establishment activities and reducing them to an acceptable level. The organization constitutes the source of environmental impacts due to product, material waste, sound, vibration, transportation, storage, heating, lighting and natural disasters. In this way, it damages soil, air and water resources. In some cases, this damage constitutes a violation of regulatory rules, including legal penalties. The organization must establish, operate and continuously improve processes that will carry out the necessary work, including the responsibilities of individuals, taking necessary precautions, and leadership of management.

– identifying areas that will reduce the consumption of energy and other resources, and the economic gain achieved by the effective use of resources,
– reduction of liabilities and risks,
– easy compliance with legal and other rules and requirements regarding the environment,
– To benefit from the incentives and rewards given to leading enterprises that contribute to environmental protection by using environmental management systems,
– preventing pollution and reducing waste,
– to respond to pressure from shareholders regarding environmental protection,
– contribute positively to the well-being of society,
– ensuring interest in creating a superior quality workforce,
– To get a share from the “green” products market and the resulting profits,
– Pollution events are excluded from the scope of insurance transactions,
– contributions to maintaining and increasing market share,
– competitiveness gained in tenders,
– increased ability to adapt to changing conditions.
– It eliminates pollutants more efficiently through waste management
– Increases energy and raw material efficiency
– Reduces input costs
– Reduces operating costs
– Ensures preparedness for emergencies (earthquake, fire, etc.)
– Increases competitiveness
– Provides the opportunity to be insured at a reasonable price
– Ensure compliance with applicable laws
– Makes investment easier (obtaining loans with favorable terms)
– Improves industry and government cooperation
– Responds to consumer expectations regarding the environment
– Improves the organization’s public relations
– Becomes a pioneer in the industry and its sector by applying new international standards
– Increases image and market share
– Increases training and awareness within the organization

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, which has begun to be perceived almost as a product and service passport for organizations that want to hold a respectable place in the international and national markets, can be implemented by all organizations and manufacturers that provide products and services, especially industrial organizations and public organizations.