British businesses are set to benefit from the expertise of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation in environment issues, with the appointment of one of its environmental consultants as the UK expert sitting on a group reviewing international standard ISO 14004.
The standard gives guidance to organisations that are implementing or trying to improve their environmental management systems. Greg Roberts’ appointment puts EEF in a position to advise businesses on how they can get ahead of their competitors and take advantage of the opportunities the revised standard will bring.
Nearly a quarter of a million organisations worldwide are certified to ISO14001, including many UK manufacturers who use it to manage legal compliance, drive down costs and meet customer requirements. The standard will have an increasing role to play as environmental risks such as climate change and resource scarcity are turning into real risks with the possibility of putting companies out of business.
The revised standard will allow companies to manage their business and take account of these risks which are currently being missed by organisations.