The effects of global warming on populations around the world are already being felt at a personal level with health problems such as:
- Respiratory diseases caused by poor air quality.
- Infectious diseases spreading due to climate change and insect migration.
- Hunger and lack of clean drinking water because of extreme weather events.
- Death and injury from natural disasters caused by flooding.
ISO 14001 environmental management standard
ISO 14001 provides a management framework for industry to combat climate change by reducing harmful emissions.
Certification also provides benefits to your organisation by reducing waste and improving energy management together with a range of other benefits that will help to increase profits and enhance relationships with your suppliers and clients.
If your organisation is involved in the events sector, ISO 20121 has been specifically developed to support event organisers, venues and suppliers. ISO 20121 improves efficiency and provides a framework to cut costs by improving energy and waste management.
Government policies differ from country to country. Donald Trump is planning to dismantle some of the policies that Barack Obama put in place. However, in a recent keynote speech at the "Seeds & Chips - Global Food Innovation" in Milan, Obama stated that the private sector would be key to tackling climate change with clean energy being the driver.
Ultimately, it will be industry and individuals that will act to reduce carbon emissions and start moving towards a clean energy economy. A management framework that will help identify the most efficient and effective solution will not only benefit the environment; it will improve the organisation.