Unseasonable weather fluctuations, rising CO2 emissions, the COVID-19 crisis, pollution, faulty supply chains, and inflation are just a few of the effects of sustainable inaction that seem to have finally gotten people’s attention to take action.
Global businesses and governments have been focused on driving positive environmental outcomes by developing new legislation, products, and technology that will help set precedence in creating sustainable change.
The growing awareness of environmental issues is a key driver of growth in the environmental technology market. People are recognizing the need to reduce the negative impact of human activity on the environment and promote sustainable development. This has led to an increased demand for environmental technologies that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve natural resources, and minimize waste.
Helping to drive that demand is a solution called environmental management systems (EMS). It’s an efficient framework designed to lower companies’ environmental footprint, increase operating efficiency, and help integrate green improvement initiatives into business operations. Currently, there are more than 300,000 EMS certifications to ISO 14001 in 171 countries around the world.1
Let’s begin with what exactly an EMS is and how integrating with a quality management system (QMS) solution can help your organization achieve its goals and objectives.