Increasing globalization and continuous development are reflected in the current period of transformation that we are experiencing. This makes it necessary to establish and promote standard criteria to guarantee the correct business and industrial development in its different areas.
So much so that, in 1946, the well-known International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was created. Made up of 25 countries and created with the firm objective of “facilitating international coordination and the unification of industrial standards”.
In today’s article we specifically talk about ISO 14001 environmental management standard to learn about its importance and the benefits it brings.
What is ISO 14001:2015 Standard?
This international standard, dedicated to environmental management, is responsible for the company (regardless of its size and / or sector) not only taking into account the impacts caused on the environment but also achieving continuous improvement regarding the minimization of the environmental impact of its activity. For this reason, it allows to adopt a perspective and management of life cycle of the products, activities and services provided and thus achieve a great control of the ecological impact.
Environmental management is a key function that entails a commitment to the conservation of the environment, promoting a more efficient use of raw materials, waste management and environmental risks and also not contributing to the production of new non-recoverable waste.
This system also increases the integration with other standards such as ISO 9001 in quality.
Benefits of an Environmental Management System
One of the main benefits of implementing an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001 international standard is obtaining maximum rationality in production processes, in relation to conservation, improvement and protection of the environment. It means:
- Energy saving
- Reduction in the use of raw materials.
- Selective collection.
- Reduction of polluting atmospheric emissions.
- Increased productivity and profitability.
- Disaster environmental risk reduction.
- Continuous improvement.
- Detection of any type of threat in the short and long term.
- Reliability and confidence.
In addition to the benefits that we tell you, this ISO 14001 certification also allows us:
- Coordinate different areas of the company.
- Plan and control the life cycle of products and services.
- Monitor environmental performance.
- Be certified as a socially responsible company.
Why ISO 14001 certification is important in the aftermarket?
In a sector in which caring for the environment occupies a more and more relevant place, it is essential to acquire a commitment to the environment that surrounds us. Therefore, having an environmental management system is an added value that customers and users of any company will surely choose.
With the current revolution in the automotive sector, holding a certification that respects sustainability not only shows the firm commitment to the environment, it also guarantees that the activity carried out by the company will integrate the rational use of natural resources, complying with the regulations and promoting continuous improvement.
One of the new requirements to have this certification is to establish a Life-Cycle perspective of a product or service and its different stages. In other words, develop a technique to determine the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product, that in Dolz is about water pumps and distribution kits.
The Life-Cycle of a product or service consists of the following different stages:
- Acquisition of raw materials.
- Design of the product or service.
- Transportation for delivery.
- Use of the product or service.
- End of useful life and its treatment (recycling, disposal, reuse, etc.).
- Final disposal and waste management/end of life.
Therefore, having ISO 14001 international certification in the spare parts industry will show that your company is a responsible and environmentally committed manufacturer.
Dolz, committed to Sustainability and the Environment
Industrias Dolz is certified with ISO 14001:2015 SGA – Environmental Management System at its plant located in Almazora/Castellón (Spain), which has facilities of 25,000 m2. A standard that is added to and integrated with ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems with which Dolz also hold.
Both standards are world benchmarks on environmental and quality management.
At Dolz we promote the protection of the natural environment, sustainability, as well as the pollution prevention.
How do we get it?
Among our actions, we further reduce our CO2 emissions by optimizing in the production and logistics areas.
By significantly reducing the impact of our products and services on the environment, we also obtain direct internal benefits from improving the use of our resources. All this led by the Safety and Environment team and with the commitment of all employees.
At Dolz, we improve our manufacturing processes and contribute to a sustainable future.