ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard that sets guidelines on how a recycling operation can design and implement an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The standard has been created to address the recycling company’s delicate balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impacts.
When a company has received the designation of being ISO 14001 certified it means that certain aspects of the services that they provide can impact the environment and are governed by environmental laws. This certification lets others know that you have designed specific objectives to improve the existing environmental conditions in the form of a management program, which is to be reviewed regularly to see if it can be improved upon.
This certification and review process is completed by a third party agency and having the ISO 14001 designation allows the rest of the world to know that your company can perform the following:
- Demonstrate a commitment to achieving a regulatory compliance to regulators and government
- Demonstrate your environmental commitment to stakeholders
- Demonstrate an innovative and forward thinking approach to customers and prospective employees
- Increase your access to new customers and business partners
- Better manage your environmental risks, now and in the future
- Potentially reduce public liability insurance costs
The ISO 14001 designation also can enhance your reputation and the company’s standing in the industry.
For particular manufacturing industries there is a lot of pressure being applied by many large organizations, such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), who expect their suppliers to adopt environmentally-friendly practices and may mandate ISO 14001 certification as a license to operate.
Target Recycling are investment recovery specialists who have gone through and received an ISO 14001 certification, which allows them to assist and train our customers in the recovery of value from their manufacturing scrap through their recycling programs. For a complete listing of the recycling services that for customers and the community please refer to http://www.targetrecycling.com.