Why the ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management Certification is important for the food industry

No doubt you have heard of ISO 14001:2015, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). This standard is applicable to organizations of any size or type and is designed to help companies establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve an effective environmental management system.

 

Why is ISO 14001:2015 especially important for food companies?

Since Naturis received its ISO 14001:2015 Environment Management Certification in the beginning of this year, we have collected 7 main reasons why we are convinced the certification is important for other companies in the food industry as well.

Environmental Stewardship

Food companies have an environmental impact due to their operations. ISO 14001:2015 encourages companies to identify and manage their environmental aspects, promoting responsible and sustainable practices. This is crucial for demonstrating environmental stewardship and minimizing the company’s ecological footprint.

Regulatory Compliance

Food companies operate in a regulatory environment where adherence to environmental laws and regulations is essential. ISO 14001:2015 helps companies establish processes to ensure compliance with applicable environmental legislation, reducing the risk of legal and regulatory issues.

Resource Efficiency

Efficient use of resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, is vital in the food industry. ISO 14001:2015 promotes the efficient use of resources and encourages companies to identify opportunities for resource conservation and waste reduction.

Supply Chain Expectations

Many customers, including retailers and consumers, are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of the products they purchase. ISO 14001:2015 certification can enhance a food company’s reputation and meet the expectations of environmentally conscious consumers and business partners.

Market Differentiation

ISO 14001:2015 certification sets companies apart in the marketplace. It demonstrates a commitment to environmental responsibility, which can be a competitive advantage, especially as consumers and business partners increasingly prioritize sustainability.

Continuous Improvement

ISO 14001:2015 encourages a culture of continuous improvement. Food companies can continually assess their environmental performance, set objectives for improvement, and engage employees in environmentally responsible practices.

Customer and Stakeholder Confidence

ISO 14001:2015 certification provides a clear signal to customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders that a food company is actively managing its environmental impact. This builds confidence in the company’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices.

 

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