COP21 – ISO Standards can help tackle Climate Change

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ISO 14001 Environmental Management System to improve your impact on the Environment

COP21 is the annual conference of the UNFCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This year’s conference is being held in France taking place between 30th of November and 11th of December. The aim of the conference is to enable a global agreement on the action for climate change. It is hoped that the agreed global warming limit will be 2°.

The International Standard Organisation (ISO) has over 500 environmental standards, including ISO 14001 the international standard for Environmental Management. Standards such as ISO 14001 help address climate change and effective environmental management.

ISO 14001 enables companies to put in place an effective environmental management system, and is designed to address the balance between a company’s environmental impacts while maintaining profitability.

Environmental issues are growing in prominence; energy efficiency, environmental compliance, environmental impact, and carbon footprint are widely discussed. In implementing an environmental management system, companies can effectively control these issues, and ensure that they are fully compliant with environmental legislation. They also join in the fight against climate change. Being ISO 14001 certified, by a UKAS Accredited certification body, proves to stakeholders, customers, suppliers etc. that you are environmentally credible.

“We all need to find innovative solutions to adapt to climate change. Encouraging preventive actions and implementing solutions are an ambitious task, but we have at our disposal tools like International Standards to help us achieve sustainable development goals and to make a success of COP21” Acting ISO Secretary General, Kevin McKinley.

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Some of this information was taken from the ISO Website