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ISO 14001:2015, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS), will help your organization identify, and systematically reduce, any harmful effects it may have on the environment. By developing processes to lower energy and raw materials use, reduce waste and pollution, and mitigate the risk of emergency situations, your organization will not only be environmentally friendly - it will also be more profitable and efficient.

ISO 14001 was first released in 1996 and revised in 2015. It is the world’s most recognised and used framework for environmental management systems. It is generic and applicable to any type of organisations, large or small, and within any business sector. ISO 14001 is based on the concepts of continual improvement and regulatory compliance.

The standard requires organisations to identify all environmental impacts and associated aspects. You also need to define environmental objectives and implement actions to improve performance and processes. ISO 14001 lays forth a best practice for proactive management of the environmental impact of your organisation. An ISO 14001 certified environmental management system goes beyond compliance. It puts focus on continual improvement.

Why ISO 14001 Certification?

By obtaining ISO 14001 Certification you can prove to your stakeholders, customers and staff that you are aware of your environmental obligations and are looking to reduce your environmental impact.

Can ISO 14001:2015 be integrated with ISO 9001 and other management systems?

ISO 14001 shares many common management system concepts, principles and requirements with ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 system standards. While the technical requirements of these standards may differ, the management and administrative requirements of these standards are very much the same in many cases. Similar clauses include: management review, document control, and corrective and preventive action.

Many organizations have successfully integrated these systems. The ISO organization as well as Certification Bodies have a longer-term objective to provide integrated auditing services for these standards. Not all interested parties necessarily agree that this is the right way to go.

What are some key elements of an EMS?

  • Policy Statement - a statement of the organization’s commitment to the environment
  • Identification of Significant Environmental Impacts - environmental attributes of products, activities and services and their effects on the environment
  • Development of Objectives and Targets - environmental goals for the organization
  • Implementation - plans to meet objectives and targets
  • Training - ensure that employees are aware and capable of their environmental responsibilities
  • Management Review

Who does ISO 14001 apply to?

ISO 14001:2015 can be applied to any type of business; organization or industry; service or manufacturing sector; for profit or non-profit operations; and irrespective of their size,. A wide range of industries, including; Agriculture, Forestry & Mining; Petrochemicals & Plastics, Food, Tobacco, Textiles & Wood products, Electronics & Instruments, Manufacturing, Metals & Machinery, etc. have taken an active role in implementing this standard.

What are the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard?

  • Environmental Policy - develop a statement of the organization’s commitment to the environment
  • Environmental Aspects and Impacts - identify environmental attributes of products, activities and services and their effects on the environment
  • Legal and Other Requirements - identify and ensure access to relevant laws and regulations
  • Objectives and Targets and Environmental Management Program - set environmental goals for the organization and plan actions to achieve objectives and targets
  • Structure and Responsibility - establish roles and responsibilities within the organization
  • Training, Awareness and Competence - ensure that employees are aware and capable of their environmental responsibilities
  • Communication - develop processes for internal and external communication on environmental management issues
  • EMS Documentation - maintain information about the EMS and related documents
  • Document Control - ensure effective management of procedures and other documents
  • Operational Control - identify, plan and manage the organization’s operations and activities in line with the policy, objectives and targets, and significant aspects
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response - develop procedures for preventing and responding to potential emergencies
  • Monitoring and Measuring - monitor key activities and track performance including periodic compliance evaluation
  • Evaluation of Compliance - develop procedure to periodically evaluate compliance with legal and other requirements
  • Nonconformance and Corrective and Preventive Action - identify and correct problems and prevent recurrences
  • Records - keep adequate records of EMS performance
  • EMS Audit - periodically verify that the EMS is effective and achieving objectives and targets
  • Management Review - review the EMS

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