Nowadays, many organizations are concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental practices by controlling the impact their activities, products or services have on the environment. Many also have to deal with stringent legislation, economic policies and other measures in place for environmental protection. In addition, general public concern about environmental matters, including sustainable development, is on the rise. As such, many organizations have environmental management systems in place to guide their operations.
Implementing an Environmental Management System helps an organization to identify the potentially negative impact their operations might have on the environment and helps to prioritize their objectives towards reducing those risks. It also shows compliance with regulatory requirements and a respect for public concern, which will serve to enhance its public image and reduce the risk of potential litigation. It may also lead to new customers and partners who require their suppliers to meet criteria relevant to the tender.