The value of ISO 14001 in Australia and New Zealand

A study was conducted by Monash University’s Department of Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics, aimed  to investigate the perceptions of Australian and New Zealand businesses with respect to the drivers for the adoption of the ISO 14001 environmental system standard.

The report concluded that the benefits of accredited certification to this standard included reducing the risks of environmental hazards and improved waste improved management.

External benefits of adopting ISO 14001 included improving legal compliance, market opportunities, customer satisfaction, relations with stakeholders and enhanced public image.

A full copy of the report can be downloaded here.

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