ISO 14001 Environment Management and SLRS
All of us wish to leave a world, for future generations, in which we have done a responsible job of protecting the environment. To ensure we meet this vision, SLRS operates an Environmental Management System (EMS) that complies with the International Standard – ISO14001 Environment Management Systems – Requirements and guidelines for use.
Managing Sanctuary Lakes Resort in compliance with ISO14001 serves as a driver and reminder that is everyone’s job to protect the environment by preventing pollution, continually improving the quality of the lake, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the unique environment we inhabit.
Not only do we want to protect the environment, SLRS also wants to improve its environmental performance as the manager of the Sanctuary Lakes community.
SLRS achieves this by operating to the ISO 14001 standard which allows us to do things more efficiently and with better controls because we have systematically thought and planned out our actions.
Benefits to the Sanctuary Lakes Community:
- By operating to ISO14001 the community can have confidence that management is in control of the organizational processes and activities having an impact on the environment
- Direct benefit across a range of areas, including reduced energy and water consumption, a more systematic approach to legal compliance and an improved overall environmental performance.
- Provides assurance to the community that SLRS is an environmentally responsible organization.
- Provide assurance on environmental issues to external stakeholders – such as Wyndham City Council, the community and regulatory agencies.
- Demonstrates that SLRS complies with environmental regulations.
Accredited certification to ISO 14001 is not a legal requirement, and SLRS reaps many of the benefits from using the standard without going through the accredited certification process.
In the future SLRS may seek third-party certification – where an independent certification body audits our practices against the requirements of the standard – as this is a way of signalling to SL residents and other stakeholders that SLRS has implemented the standard properly.
30th January 2017