Sustainability and environmental services, as part of a corporate management program, help business leaders manage risk, reduce costs, drive innovation, increase efficiency, satisfy market demands and grow customer loyalty.
LEAF – Linking Environment And Farming was established to promote a better public understanding of agriculture. It achieves this through the LEAF Marque scheme. Following LEAF farming principles brings benefits to wildlife, reduces the risk of pollution and helps demonstrate the production of safe, high quality, environment-friendly food. This is why many retailers and food processing companies are keen to do business with LEAF Farmers. Today, food carrying the LEAF Marque logo is available in an increasing number of retail outlets, providing a clear indicator of high environmental standards in food production.
Leaf Marque enables you to differentiate your products in the market place and helps to secure your market. Importantly it also, when used in conjunction with promotional material, gives you the recognition of your high environmental standards.
ISO 14000 is a series of environmental management standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for organizations. The ISO 14000 standards provide a guideline or framework for organizations that need to systematize and improve their environmental management efforts. The ISO 14000 standards are not designed to aid the enforcement of environmental laws and do not regulate the environmental activities of organizations. Adherence to these standards is voluntary. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements of an environmental management system (EMS) for small to large organizations. An EMS is a systemic approach to handling environmental issues within an organization. The ISO 14001 standard is based on the Plan-Check-Do-Review-Improve cycle.
SO 50001 “Energy Management” has been developed to provide environmentally responsible companies to introduce systems to manage energy usage across its business; adoption of the standard has been proven to bring both environmental and cost efficiency benefits, cost reductions from energy efficiency programs, it also offers a detailed set of guidelines to meet carbon emissions reduction requirements. ISO 50001 is the only standard to be included in the “Energy Directive” which cams into force in 2015 which states that company’s who have been “certificated to ISO 50001″ are likely to be fully compliant with the requirements of the Directive.