The benefits of implementing an environmental management system
Trying to decide whether or not you need an environmental management system for your organisation? There are so many benefits that come with implementing environmental management systems, besides the obvious benefit of improving the environment, that it no longer becomes a question of should I implement an environmental management system, but I need to implement it now.
XGRC’s environmental management system, ENVIRX, enables organisations to manage their risk-based material environmental impacts in an integrated manner.
Here are just a few of the benefits of implementing an environmental management system:
Improves your brand image
Many tenders and companies nowadays require the company they are hiring or working in conjunction with to be ISO 14001 certified; therefore having an environmental management system is a must. Besides tenders and businesses, customers also look for companies that are working to reduce their impact on the environment. Therefore customers are willing to move to another company that is more environmentally friendly. Thus by implementing an environmental management system, you can gain more customers and ensure that your customers don’t move to your competition.
ENVIRX enables organisations to manage their risk based material environmental impacts in an integrated manner, enabling GRI G4 en standard management and reporting requirements according to the processes defined in the ISO 14001: 2015 standard. ENVIRX uses the same dynamic framework to measure, trend and report on their impact area, i.e. materials, water, energy, biodiversity, effluents and emissions amongst others.
Assists with compliance
An environmental management system helps to lay out a framework to help companies become or remain ISO 14001 compliant. Therefore these systems make it easier to obtain the ISO 14001 certification and keep it. Additionally, by implementing an environmental management system, you show people that you care about protecting the environment, and you have a proven framework to identify and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
Maximises your resources
Implementing an environmental management system will enable you to maximise your resources allowing your business to reduce its overall waste. The reduction in waste will, therefore, result in reduced waste transportation costs and decreased emissions. Maximising your resources means that you will use many resources more than once, which will result in your business saving time on the procurement process as well as reduce delivery costs. Maximising your resources also means that you will begin to look at your resources differently, therefore, leading to more innovative policies and procedures.
The XGRC Software range of integrated system solutions is designed to meet all the requirements of your organisation’s Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) strategy, from planning to monitoring and reporting.