ISO 14001:2004

Quantum defines an effective environmental system which can be applied to all types of companies. Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years with greater awareness amongst legislators, insurers, financiers, shareholders, customers, employees and neighbors. It reduces the environmentally harmful effects of companies operations and by reducing the raw material and energy consumption it increases the financial efficiency of a company.

BENEFITS OF ISO 14001:2004

  • Identification of gaps in emergency and accident response preparedness.
  • Recognized logic of considering external benefits and costs avoided when making cost/benefit analyses and decisions.
  • Upgraded Process Safety Management programs when it was determined that the process being managed was also a significant environmental aspect.
  • Recognized the existence of a high heart attack risk exposure due to aging, mostly male workforce.
  • Recognized need for a Safety Manager.
  • Need to have an emergency response plan that contemplates egress for handicapped personnel.
  • Recognition of a fire risk exposure that threatened the entire facility and could be easily eliminated; Enhanced working relationships with suppliers by convening a meeting with over 50 suppliers to jointly study the issue of excess packaging.
  • Gained leverage in negotiating a consent agreement with a state environmental agency.
  • Turned environmental commitments into a marketing plus.
  • The system encourages the companies to use the environmental friendly, advanced production technologies.


ISO 14001:

specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of any organization, and also how to manage and improve the whole system.

Is part of a series of international standards applicable to any organization, anywhere, relating to environmental management. Based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle, ISO 14001 specifies the most important requirements to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of any organization, and also how to manage and improve the whole system.


Some business benefits are:
Customer, investor, public, community assurance by demonstrating commitment.
Improving cost control through conserving input materials and energy.
Reducing incidents that result in liability therefore reduces insurance costs.
Assisting the attainment of permits and authorizations for local trade.
The focus of the EMS is to control all direct or indirect aspects the organisation has, or could potentially have, on the environment; for example, emissions to air, land or water. The organization should implement improvement programmes, which may lead to financial benefits.