Protecting the environment for future generations
Our children deserve a healthy planet. Yet human activities have far too great an impact on the environment. It’s time to get serious about protect our world. However, this is easier said than done.
Standards for environmental management are a big step in the right direction. The Belgian standards committee NBN/B031 is therefore working hard to develop international standards for environmental management.
What is environmental management?
Environmental management is how a company develops, implements and monitors its environmental policy. A sound environmental management system ensures the healthy state of our planet for future generations by working to get rid of air pollution, waste, polluted water or soil contamination, to name but a few measures.
Environmental management is becoming more popular as consumers increasingly look for environmentally friendly and environmentally conscious products and services.
Why is this important?
As long as we continue to cut down trees, waste resources, emit CO2, pollute water, and so on, the stability of ecosystems remains at risk. The relationship between humans and the environment will not improve until we all encourage the conservation, restoration and protection of nature.
Thus, it is essential for any Organisation to implement an environmental management system to manage environmental risks.
The benefits of a successful environmental management process include:
- fewer carbon emissions;
- safe and effective handling of waste;
- efficient and intelligent use of energy and resources;
- no pollution.