Costs and Benefits of an EMS Jack Rockstad Operations Manager - NCI, Inc. Asheville North American Environmental Coor. - Dowty Aerospace
ISO 14001 Benefits • Market Opportunities • Dowty Aerospace has seen ISO 14001 as a door opener for European business due to Europe’s concern for the environment. • Mechanism to Identify Performance • The EMS has systems to clearly identify performance. • Improved Employee Morale • We have seen throughout the twelve Dowty companies that employees are impressed with their company’s position of being environmentally responsible.
ISO 14001 Benefits cont. • Cost Reductions in Waste • Cost Reductions in Raw Material • By establishing objectives and targets, material reductions can be achieved. • Recycle Programs • From plastics to paper to wood – all these recycle programs will reduce waste to the landfill and even generate income to the business.
ISO 14001 Benefits cont. • Reduced Liability • By managing your environmental affairs and controlling your processes, remediation and/or clean-up possibilities can be greatly reduced and/or eliminated; thereby, reducing liability. • Improved Performance • The Dowty companies have seen through process improvements targeted for environmental affairs that they have actually improved other areas as well; thereby, increasing productivity.
ISO 14001 Benefits cont. • Competitive advantage due to reduced costs • As processes are improved and reductions are made, savings are realized. • Employee Involvement • ISO 14001 is not a one-person or department operation. It takes everybody in the company to contribute. • Improved Public Image • Your neighbors can be reassured that any impact that you would have on the environment would be a positive one.
ISO 14001 Benefits cont. • Enhanced Customer Trust • ISO 14001 Management Systems are a clear example of being responsible. • Improved Awareness of the company’s impact on the environment • Through awareness, reductions and improvements can be achieved.
Why Pursue Environmental Management? • It is less expensive to prevent pollution than to manage it after it is generated. • It is less expensive to prevent a spill than to clean it up.
The Dowty Aerospace Experience: • Recycle Programs have reduced trash to the landfill by over 50%. • Waste liquids have reduced by 40%. • Energy reductions have saved over $100,000 last year. • Water use has reduced by over 25%.