Environmental Management System is focused on environmental issues and identification for setting objectives and targets besides compliance with applicable legislative and other regulatory requirements. It examines issues such as location of resources, assignment of responsibilities and systematic evaluation of practices, procedures and processes.
The ISO 14001:2004 standard is a framework for Environmental Management that the International Organization for Standardization has published in 1996 and revised on November 2004.
The ISO 14001 standard sets out the requirements for an Environmental Management System (EMS) which can be employed by an organization to measure and document their environmental footprints. The standard is based on the principle of continual improvement of an organization’s Environmental Performance. The standard utilizes the concept of Plan – Do – Check – Act, thus causing improvement. It consists a set of requirements that a company has to address and implement in its activities. The basic purpose is to continually improve the environmental performance.
ISO 14001:2004 is applicable to any business that wishes to establish, implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system and conform to its stated environmental policy
ISO 14001 is an international standard that specifies a process for controlling and improving a company's environmental performance.
ISO 14001 consists of:
· General requirements
· Environmental policy
· Implementation and operation
· Checking and corrective action
· Management review
This means you:
Identify elements of your business that impact on the environment and gain access to the relevant environmental legislation.
Produce objectives for improvement and a management program to achieve them, with regular reviews for continual improvement.
Benefits of ISO 14001:2004
» Minimizes organization's negative impact on environment.
» A foundation to develop future environmental initiatives.
» Improve operational efficiency that leads to cost saving.
» Reduce environmental liability.
» Shares common management system principal with ISO 9000 And OHSAS 18001 enabling integration of your quality, environmental and occupational healthy and safety management system.
Reduction of costs associated with emissions, discharges, waste handling, transport & disposal.
Improvements in the product as a result of process changes. Higher quality, more consistent products. More efficient resource use.
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