With an upgrade looming in the main standard required of public
sector and large corporate procurers (ISO 14001), research by
the employers' organisation, the EEF, suggests that many employers
are missing a trick when it comes to their environmental management
Changes to ISO 14001 next year will affect significantly the
way firms will have to view and apply their EMS. However, the
EEF, which questioned 650 organisations, says many companies
across a range of sectors are in danger of falling short when
it comes to the changes - and some could potentially lose
out as a result.
The EEF is urging businesses to use its free online gap analysis
tool to find out where they currently stand on EMS and what more
they could or should be doing. This can be accessed from our
news item here.
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system monitors and controls water processing
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