Adviso’s Shared Work Approach for achieving ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification is a perfect option for small sized businesses that want to play a significant role in the project and keep consulting costs to a minimum. Companies that have limited resources or a tight deadline for obtaining certification may opt for the consultant to perform more work on their behalf.
Suncoast Bins Demonstrates their Commitment to Environment
Suncoast Bins is a 100% family owned and operated business based on the Sunshine Coast with over 25 years’ experience in waste management services. Servicing the Sunshine Coast, Suncoast Bins caters for home renovators, builders and commercial projects.
Their commitment to sustainability and embracing new technology makes them a leader in waste collection services.
Suncoast Bins was moving towards implementing Environmental Certification to ISO 14001, but development needed to be accelerated with the goal being certified before a key tender was closed. Before working with Adviso Consulting, Suncoast Bins didn’t have the resources to develop or manage a certified environmental management system. Suncoast Bins had previously developed their Quality and Safety systems and wanted to formalise their environmental processes with these existing systems.
- Conducted Gap analysis
- Identify Environmental strategy, risks, plan, legal requirements
- Identify Significant Environmental Aspects and Impacts
- Formalise Environmental Objectives and targets (Table 1)
- Developed Monitoring Program and dashboards
- Mentoring in their effective application
- Support with systems and reporting
Suncoast Bins Company chose a semi-quantitative method for identifying significant impacts that took into account frequency, stakeholder concern and relevance of legislation to assign a risk rating to aspects. All significant aspects were included in objective and targets for monitoring.
Progress was monitored through the use of digital dashboards.
Suncoast Bins achieved ISO 14001 certification in time for the tender.
The early project delivery enabled Suncoast Bins to divert valuable resources to improvement projects.
Suncoast Bin’s internal team were set up for success with extensive training, documentation, and process guidance, to ensure their monitoring systems continue to perform to their expectations. The products and solutions provided have evolved and scaled to other sites within the group.
- Improved communication speed
- Legislative compliance
- Peace of mind for management, finding out exactly what is going on