ISO 14001 in the Retail and Wholesale Sector
Many retail and wholesale organisations may think that ISO 14001 does not carry much benefit for their industry but there are more benefits than you may think.
It’s true that their environmental impact may not be high, depending on their type of business, but there is still an impact which can be minimised and will in turn bring cost savings to the organisation.
The most significant impact is often transportation in receiving the goods and also in shipping the goods. There is also consideration to be made to the environmental impact of the products themselves which is a key consideration for many consumers nowadays.
The social aspect of the retail sector is a consideration to be made when selecting products to sell onto the end users, do they contain plastic? Do they contain harmful chemicals? Where are the goods manufactured? What transportation is used to deliver the goods? Communicating your environmental initiatives can greatly improve your brand’s exposure.
Some of the benefits of ISO 14001 for retail and wholesale organisations include: