ISO 14001:2015 - Why has this standard become a necessity for businesses?

ISO 14001:2015 - Why has this standard become a necessity for businesses?

Posted on 28 Mar 2023 by Lise Helluy

Today, achieving ISO 14001:2015 certification is a crucial element for businesses to succeed and prosper. Since businesses operate on a much larger scale than individual consumers, they have an environmental responsibility to take action to address climate change.ISO 14001 BIOROCK certification

BIOROCK and ROTOMADE proudly announce that they have achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification demonstrating to consumers that both companies care about the environment.

Indeed, it was essential for these two entities, which manufacture and distribute ecological sanitation solutions, to obtain this certification. As sustainable development is one of their main values, this approach is in line with the logic of continuity for the protection of the environment. 

This article will explain the benefits of obtaining an ISO 14001:2015 certification and why this label is becoming increasingly important for globally successful companies.

What is the ISO 14001 standard?

The ISO 14001 standard provides guidance to companies wishing to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of natural resources and waste reduction.

ISO 14001 is a globally recognized environmental management system. It provides a framework for setting out the means and processes by which companies can better control the impact of their activities and services on the environment. This dynamic system also helps companies commit to reducing the environmental impacts of their products throughout their life cycle: raw material extraction, production, distribution, use, and end of life.
international standard

The update of ISO 14001:2015 has anchored the international standard on environmental management in the 21st century. It has proven to be an unqualified success and is essential to address ecological challenges (air, soil, water, biodiversity, and ecosystem services...). This version allows organizations to manage these issues integrated and globally.

BIOROCK and ROTOMADE have just successfully obtained this certification, which allows them to keep their commitments and demonstrates their motivation to serve their customers with responsibility.

How did we achieve this certification?

The teams worked tirelessly to achieve ISO 14001:2015 certification and to commit to supporting environmental protection. The process ensured compliance with all requirements from regulations and obligations, including quality in areas such as emissions, raw material consumption, and resource efficiency.

BIOROCK and ROTOMADE have implemented a series of measures such as:

  • Reducing waste while promoting its reuse
  • Recycling of all plastic waste
  • Reuse of recycled PE material in the manufacturing process
  • Reduction of energy consumption: gas and electricity
  • The application of eco-design principles in product development
  • The prevention of pollution risks

What are the benefits for companies to have this label?

For companies, obtaining ISO 14001:2015 certification offers considerable advantages. Firstly, it promotes environmental protection and preservation by forcing companies to adopt more eco-friendly practices in their processes.

In addition, it allows these same companies to find new international clients with an ever-increasing demand for transparent and credible environmental reports. In order to keep the trust of customers, it is thus necessary to invest in the fight against global warming and to demonstrate its commitment through legal certification.

Finally, this standard emphasizes the need for continuous improvement. As processes and systems evolve, companies must adapt their strategies to maintain a competitive advantage.

By assuming environmental responsibility, in addition to reducing the impact of their activity(ies), companies project and reinforce their business sustainability image.

How to go further in the CSR approach?

ECOVADIS Silver Medal The development of the ISO14001 certification process, focused on sustainability (one of the pillars of CSR), allowed us to obtain the silver medal in the evaluation carried out by EcoVadis in 2022. This platform evaluates the performance of companies in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility, thus focusing on the 3 pillars: social, environmental, and financial.

The ISO 14001 standard is not the only standard available for companies, there are others such as ISO 9001 certification. BIOROCK and ROTOMADE received this certification in 2012.

By keeping these national and international standards in mind, companies can continue to improve their positive contribution to the current environment.

ISO 14001 certification is a cost-effective way for companies to improve their sustainability practices and performance, as demonstrated by BIOROCK and ROTOMADE with their recent certification. Achieving this certification is an excellent move towards a more sustainable planet. It provides companies with security and competitive advantages. By using these techniques, companies can promote sustainability, not only to their own business but to the industry as a whole.

Would you like to know more about the CSR policy of the rotational molding company ROTOMADE? All the answers can be found on their website.

If you want to know more about the values of the company BIOROCK specialized in wastewater treatment, go to the dedicated page.


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