- Development of the Environmental Management Strategy, according to international standards, such as ISO 14001 and EMAS, for managing the environmental impacts of the organization.
- Development of the Climate Change Strategy according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which aims at measuring, reducing and eliminating the carbon footprint of an organization.
- Development of the Corporate Water Footprint Strategy for measuring the Water Footprint of the organization and formulating a clearly defined water reduction strategy.
- Development of the Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy for managing the organization’s outputs relative to its inputs in terms of environmental costs, risk and social impact costs.
- Reduction of resources consumption and emissions production resulting in significant cost savings
- Improvement of efficiency, eco-efficiency and effectiveness
- Competitive commercial advantage for eco-sensitive and environment-conscious customers and markets
- Substantial improvement of the sustainability performance of products and services
- Discovery of more reliable/safer/economical suppliers
- Reinforcement of collaborations with suppliers or other organizations to share/reduce costs and risks in win-win arrangements
- Improved logistics networks
- Substantial contribution to your Corporate Sustainability Strategy and Sustainability Report
An Environmental Management System represents a basic mechanism through which the organization can ensure fulfilling its environmental objectives and adapt to the continuously changing business environment within which it operates. This is accomplished by functionally understanding the various environmental impacts of the organization across all areas of its operations and developing an action plan to manage and minimize these impacts. The correct and diligent operation of such systems constitutes a most crucial step towards a durable sustainability performance. As a result, it requires the proper integration of procedures and processes for – among others- monitoring environmental performance, personnel training and reporting to stakeholders.
The scarcity of raw materials, cost increases, consumer sensitization, as well as stricter laws and regulations, force organizations to consider environmental impacts as critical sources of operational risks and opportunities. Uncoordinated actions and non-concerted reactions to these evolving courses are, simply, no longer sufficient. Today, continuous adaptation to changing environments and organizational improvement is the key to sustainable performance and long term company survivability.
The development of an environmental management system, apart from assuring compliance with regulations, ensures economic benefits as a result of more productive use of energy, water, raw materials and other scarce and valuable resources, which in turn reinforce relationships with B2B and B2C stakeholders.