ISO 14001 calls for organisations to identify their significant impacts on the environment, however many businesses have little direct impact on the environment. The table below shows the environmental impacts from a typical service based business:
It can be seen that even is a small serviced based business, one of the significant impacts on the environment is the use of energy. The chart below shows that Australia’s major energy source is fossil fuels, and in particular, coal:
The table below indicates the comparative environmental of various energy sources:
Therefore an Environmental Objective or Target centered around the reduction of energy usage will make a significant contribution towards the reduction of pollution and the achievement of targets.
Integrated Energy Management can help you with an energy reduction strategy: