The rapid pace of technological development and the extreme overuse of natural resources put the environmental issues to the foreground. More and more organizations are willing to show their social responsibility by building a robust environmental management system.
However, encouraging better environmental performance and at the same time staying commercially successful requires considerable efforts.
The challenges organizations face:
Eliminating the risk of non-compliance with the environmental requirements;
Meeting the legal obligations to win customers’ trust;
Decreasing the ecological impact by consuming fewer resources;
Building the sustainable growth of the business while delivering real “green” benefits.
Nowadays general implementation of iso14001 standard isn’t enough.
Setting unified EMS that can be applied to any type and business size won’t bring companies the real value. For an effective implementation methodology, organizations need to consider precise risks that would impact environmental performance depending on the industry.
Designing and developing a strategy that balances the requirements of the standard and the business needs of the company are the main steps of becoming compliant with ISO14001.
Moreover, managing standard’s requirements via automated GRC solution will provide organizations with the opportunity to build the EMS holistically, consolidate all data in one place, break down the operational silo, and prepare for a successful audit.
Steps of implementing ISO14001
Inventory : One major principle of proper environmental management is to understand what you are responsible for. The system gives you a possibility to track your aspects and ecological issues, cover, and control a range of potential problems.
Compliance Check : ServiceNow GRC sets out a very logical way to implement requirements providing an understanding of your business and environmental issues. With ServiceNow, you will be able to decide on how to comply with the different clauses, choose among controls, track the scale and pace of the improvements your company makes.
Risk management : Risk management module consists of the determination of risks and opportunities as well as risk evaluation and treatment
Reports and Dashboards : With the real-time dashboards, you will be able to track, check, and analyze the current company’s environmental performance.
Benefits of being ISO14001 certified
With ServiceNow compliance system the next objectives will be achieved:
Improved levels of compliance to environmental legislation
Reduced possibilities of fines and prosecutions
Keep updated automatically of legislation changes so that you have adequate time to address issues and ensure compliance via modern GRC Solution
Developed controls and recommendations by the environmental managers based on IT-environment best practices
In most cases, an efficient Environmental Management System contributes to any business.
Not only because it may facilitate winning the contract with the environmental-aware customer demanding ISO14001 certification. A good Environmental Management is about increasing operation efficiency using fewer resources, producing less waste, and reducing costs.