We human beings have become progressively mindful of the significance of keeping the earth’s environment clean for the present as well as the future generations. The impact of our decisions and actions related to global environment affects billions around the plant. In past, business organizations had been unphazed by the negative results of their actions and decisions on the environment that resulted in global warning and the led to the challenges that we face today. Fortunately, in recent years we have seen a shift in the behavior both at an individual level and at the collective level to address issues that could adversely affect the environment. A contributing factor to this situation was the absence of a global standard that organizations could adopt to address their processes, products and environment. Organizations considered investments in such technologies as an added cost factor. It all changed in early 1990’s when the first global standard for environment BS 7750 was published in wake of the growing concerns for protecting the environment. This standard led to the development of ISO 14001 Certification series in 1996.
ISO 14000 Certification is a series of standards and includes ISO 14001 standard used for designing and implementing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The ISO 14000 Certification series is based on a voluntary approach to environmental regulation. The standard does not set targets or performance measures but allows a framework for organizations to set up an effective EMS establish its own performance targets. When implemented correctly, it allows an organization to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste, and rationalize costs. ISO 14001 Certification can also be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.
ISO 14001 Certification was developed primarily to assist companies with a framework for better management control of the environment. In addition organizations can reap a number of economic benefits by adopting the ISO standard. It can lead to improved public perceptions of the business that can have a positive impact on an organization’s asset value and profitability. It is especially critical for organizations that operate in a global market to acquire ISO 14001 certification as could affect their long-term viability and competiveness.
Most business organization would like to have their EMS certified with an authentic certification body (CB). The selection of the CB is critical in achieving the targets and goals set for an EMS. DAS certification USA is one such certification body that works closely with the client organization to ensure that it achieves the goals set for the certification. DAS Certification USA has qualified auditors with vast auditing and implementation experience. From the initial EMS setup to ISO 14001 certification DAS provides the leadership and commitment that client expect from a CB. DAS USA is an organization that is truly committed to its clientele to help them attain their EMS objectives.