Why it is Important to Have Environmental Management Systems

As more and more people become aware of the impact of business and industry on the environment, companies will have to become increasingly careful of the impact that their business processes have on the ecosphere. Governments around the world are also taking these issues rather seriously, including in South Africa. For the benefit of citizens, new regulations are constantly being churned out to help curb the impact of business on the environment.

If your company does not wish to be caught unawares and be fined by the South African government for non-compliance, then you should carefully consider whether your business would benefit from environmental management systems. One common problem faced by all businesses across all sectors of the economy, when it comes to compliance, is that regulations change constantly.

Business owners and executives are far too concerned with their companies’ core competencies to worry about keeping up to date with a constantly changing landscape of environmental-related laws. The best solution for everyone involved is to adopt environmental management systems that will guarantee compliance and help your business to minimise its impact on the environment.

What is an Environmental Management System?

An environmental management system is a set of practices and processes, which enables the company to reduce its environmental impact, while also increasing its operating efficiency. This system is a framework designed to assist companies in achieving their environmental goals through constant control of their operations.

This increased control helps to improve the company’s environmental performance. It also helps the company to address its regulatory demands in a cost-efficient and systematic, achievable way. By employing this proactive approach, you can help to reduce your company’s risk of non-compliance, while also improving the safety practices and health for employees and the general public.

How Can IOH Solutions’ EMS Services Help Your Business?

At IOH Solutions, we bring many years of experience and expertise in environmental management systems to each company that we work with. We are experienced in helping companies implement a tailored EMS that addresses their specific needs and requirements. This helps boost productivity in the company’s operations, while also ensuring compliance with all of the relevant statutes and regulations.

Some of the EMS services that you can expect from IOH Solutions include:

  • EMS documentation development;
  • Environmental Impact Assessments;
  • Environmental awareness, capacity building and training; and
  • Environmental management plans for development projects during the operational, construction or rehabilitation phases, among many others.

These are only a few of the many environmental management system services that we offer our valued clients. Our team of professionals is available to provide you with all of the information that your company will need to make informed decisions regarding its EMS requirements. We tailor each system to your business’s needs and will never opt for a one-size-fits-all solution.

Other environmental services on offer from IOH Solutions include PM 10 sampling, environmental noise surveys, water sampling and environmental dust fall out, among many other services. Contact IOH Solutions to learn about how our environmental management systems can help your business ensure compliance, while boosting business operations at the same time.