22 Apr 2020Posted By: Mudit Handa

Role of Effective Environmental Management System in Combating Coronavirus?

Today our home planet is trapped into the cobweb of Coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19. Total deaths due to COVID-19 globally are increasing constantly. Despite a number of countries under complete lockdown, the infection can still persist among the citizens in the absence of proper measures even after lockdown. 

No doubt, diseases like COVID-19 can spread easily at the workplaces and organizations due to lack of sanitation and proper hygiene. However, with a proper environmental management system in place, the Coronavirus disease can be easily eradicated.

One way to attain a desirable environmental management system (EMS) is to implement the ISO 14001 certification. On this Earth Day 2020, we must understand how to implement an efficient environmental management system for the prevention of pandemics.

1. Importance of Environmental Management System 

Environmental Management System (EMS) refers to a structure of arrangements that help in guaranteeing environmental compliances all through an association. At the end of the day, EMS alludes to a system for lessening mischief to the earth brought about constantly day to day exercises in an association. Hence the role of ISO 14001 certification is indispensable.

2. Why ISO 14001 certification important?

Today, the organizations continue to ignore environmental change and negative environmental effects. The result is that the deteriorating environment is now taking a toll on health conditions and paving way for the spread of pathogens. 

Implementation of the ISO 14001 standard, which is the universal standard for environmental management can assist you in controlling your environmental effect while improving your money related execution. Peruse Alcumus ISOQAR's free, plain English manual for the necessities of ISO 14001 for helpful clues and tips. Following questions are crucial in this context:-

  • What to go about the EMS Implementation? 

  • How might you secure your business advantages while likewise making a positive commitment to environmental management? 

  • How might you demonstrate to the world that you are doing everything you can? 

Surely, the best answer lies in actualizing a globally perceived environmental management system to assist you with controlling your effect on the earth while simultaneously improving your money related execution. And afterward, get it confirmed by an autonomous certification body. 

Now such a system is already in place, in the form of ISO 14001 certification. It's the worldwide standard for environmental management, similarly that ISO 9001 is the worldwide standard for quality management.

3. What are the key factors for implementing the Environmental Management System?

Normally, the enthusiasm for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System has strongly expanded in recent times. The reasons are self-evident: 

  • Lessen environmental effect - Quantify, screen, and control the progressing environmental effect of your activities. 

  • Cost investment funds - Through better vitality management, proficient utilization of assets, for example, water, and solid waste. 

  • Assessment motivators - You may get alleviation in the event that you purchase vitality proficient innovation for your business. 

  • Legitimate compliance - It helps you follow enactment and stay away from fines, government interruption, and authorizations against your business. 

  • Improving corporate image - Reduces reputational hazard, constructs believability, upgrades your image, and helps win new business. 

All in all, it is imperative for all the associations to implement an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System in order to create a healthier and disease-free planet to live and work upon.


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