Companies such as IKEA, Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Panasonic have made being ‘environmentally friendly’ a key economic driver. Jonathon Porritt, director of Forum for the Future (An international non-profit organisation) stated, a shift is occurring in the field of sustainability with governments stepping back and businesses stepping forward to lead the change.
These companies are not necessarily becoming ‘green’ out of the goodness of their hearts but due to the realisation that environmental and economic benefits are aligned. When M&S launched its sustainability programme in 2007, it was believed that it would cost more than £200m in the first five years. However, the initiative generated £105m by 2011/12 according to the company’s report.
Embedding an environmental management system into your organisation, will help improve productivity, save money and enhance competitiveness. Companies have realised by looking after the environment they are also protecting their margins by adopting a sustainable approach.
ISO 14001 is an environmental management system which will improve your environmental performance through efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. Being environmentally friendly doesn’t have to be costly or difficult to implement. IMSM operate a fixed fee approach and our flexible assessors will work around your schedule.
Provide your business with the credentials to satisfy growing market demand and open up global business opportunities with a recognised mark of environmental efficiency by speaking to one of our ISO specialists today.