ISO 14001: The Creation of an Effective Environmental Management System
A majority of research that is completed on ISO 14001 has focused on the development of the Environmental Management System for a company. Little research has been focused on whether the ISO 14001 certification ensures a company has better performance than a company without this certification. The customers request this certification and the company is to obligated to sell their products. If a company were to forgo having the ISO 14001 certification and create an environmental management system based on their company needs and not these guidelines, would consumers halt the purchasing of their products. In this context, this work aims to demonstrate the results that having an ISO 14001 certification don’t ensure a company has higher performance than a company who is not certified. Several tire and chemical plants were monitored from 2013-2016 through various factors lead to this conclusion from a Fortune 200 company. Finally, this will conclude that financial revenue will be diminished due to the lack of consumers. The environmental management system implemented at this company is based of the latest version of ISO 14001: 2015 guidelines.