The ISO 14001 standard provides the requirements for establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an environmental management system. With the increased necessity for environmental responsibility, organizations choose this EMS standard to confirm their commitment towards environment while carrying out business. Inzinc panel consists of experienced ISO 14001 consultants in India who ensure proper establishment and implementation of ISO 14001 standard.
What is an Environmental Management System?
Environmental management system (EMS) is the part of an organization’s management system that is used to establish and implement its environmental policy, objectives, targets and manage its environmental aspects with the goal of protecting the environment.
What are the Benefits of the Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001?
- By putting the environmental policies & procedures in place and enforcing them, the resources and wastes can be well managed which leads to cost reductions.
- Emphasizes the organization's commitment towards protecting environment and preventing pollution.
- Ensure legal compliance by which environmental legal responsibilities are satisfied and better managed.
- Helps to manage and mitigate environmental risks.
- Improve environmental performance of not only the organization but also of its supply chain.
- Be part of the global environmental protection initiatives.
- Boost organization's public perception and brand image.
With good industry experience in the documentation and implementation of ISO 14001, we are glad to be one of the leading ISO 14001 consultants in India.
Documentation Requirements of ISO 14001
The documentation normally expected by the standard (including the mandatory ISO 14001 documents) are as below:
- EMS Manual (Environmental Management System Manual)
- Environmental Policy, Objectives, targets and programs
- Environmental System Procedures:
- Procedure for identification of significant environmental aspects
- Procedure for identification of applicable legalrequirements and other requirements related to the environmental aspects
- Competence, training and awareness Procedure
- Communication Procedure (Internal and External Communication)
- Procedure for Control of documents
- Operational Control procedure/s
- Emergency preparedness and response procedure
- Monitoring and measurement procedure
- Evaluation of compliance procedure
- Nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action procedure
- Procedure for Control of records
- Internal Audit Procedure
Scope of our ISO 14001 Consulting services
Our knowledgeable ISO Consultants in India work on proper plan of consultancy and deliver best results. Our ISO 14001 Consulting Services in India include the following:
- ISO 14001 Gap Analysis (As is Audit): We conduct the ISO 14001 Gap Analysis and report on the gaps
- ISO 14001 Awareness training
- Identification Environmental Aspects and Impacts
- Formulation of Environmental Policy, setting environmental objectives and targets. (We will give environmental policy sample and environmental objectives and targets examples to provide you with an idea to formulate your own EMS policy statement)
- Preparation of ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) Documentation
- Review of ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) Documentation
- ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) Implementation Monitoring and guidance
- Complete Review of Implementation
- ISO 14001 Internal auditor training
- Conduction of ISO 14001 Internal audit
- ISO 14001 Management Review
- Check the level of implementation before Certification audit
Related ISO 14001 Services
Environmental Aspects-Impacts Analysis
The Aspect-Impact study is a vital concept to be taken in to account during the establishment, implementation and maintenance of an Organization’s Environmental Management System.
We at Inzinc can offer customized ISO 14001 related service such as “Environmental Aspect-Impact Analysis”. This service covers thefollowing:
- Explanation of basics of Environmental aspects, impacts, significant aspects and significant impacts;
- Identification of environmental aspects in organization’s activities, products and services;
- Evaluation of environmental impacts against each aspect;
- Determination of those environmental aspects among the aspects identifiedthat can have significant impacts based on a defined assessment and evaluation method;
- Suggestion of operational controls to be in place for each significant aspect;
- Reporting of the Aspects and Impacts through an ISO 14001 aspects and impacts register or Aspect-Impact Chart;
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Revision of ISO 14001 – New Standard ISO 14001:2015
To stay relevant and match the growing drive of environmental protection, ISO has released the new ISO 9001:2015 on 15th September 2015.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO ISO 14001 STANDARD WITH THE NEW VERSION ISO 14001:2015
Some of the key changes in the new ISO 14001 version 2015 are:
- Use of a High level Structure
The new ISO 14001 2015 version has a common higher-level structure (Annex SL) with the intent to simplify integration with other ISO management system standards.
- More onus on leadership
The new version puts Top management accountable for the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System. There is a necessity for the Top Management to integrate the Environmental Management System with the strategic direction of the organization apart from provisioning of resources and promoting continual improvement.
- Risk Management
The ISO 14001 2015 version places requirement of establishing a risk management process where it is required to identify risks and opportunities related to your organization’s context, its interested parties, its compliance obligations, and its environmental aspects. After the identification of risk, the actions to address these risks & opportunities must be defined and integrated with the EMS processes.
- Life cycle Perspective
The new ISO 14001 update 2015 requires that the consideration of environmental impacts throughout the value chain and consideration of life cycle issues in each stage.
- Environmental “Target” term included in “Environmental Objective”
The term “target” used in the previous editions of this ISO 14001 standard is included within the term “environmental objective”.
- No Preventive action
The new ISO 14001 standard does not contain the term preventive action. Preventive action thinking is to be used in the context of the organization and risk management. This is done with the thinking that the whole purpose of an environmental management system is to act as a preventive tool and a separate preventive action would only confuse and duplicate the efforts.
- Rethinking impact
The revision introduces the term ‘environmental condition’, which it defines as ‘long-term environmental changes that can affect the organisation’s activities, products and services, requiring adaptation’. This aim is to getting organisations thinking about the environment’s impact on them, rather than the impact they have on the environment, which is considered a significant weakness of the current version of ISO 14001.
- Compliance obligations instead of legal and other requirements
A new term called "compliance obligation" has been introduced and replaces with the old phrase: “legal requirements and other requirements to which the organization subscribes”. Compliance obligations can be mandatory compliance obligations (required by laws and regulations) and/or voluntary compliance obligations (like industry standard, contractual commitments, etc.)
- Continual Improvement
An exclusive clause on Continual Improvement is included in the new ISO 14001 2015 version which serves as a catalyst to enable us to keep making continual improvements in relation to the environmental management system.
ISO 14001 Family of Standards
- ISO 14004, Environmental management systems — General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques
- ISO 14006, Environmental management systems — Guidelines for incorporating eco-design
- ISO 14031, Environmental management — Environmental performance evaluation — Guidelines
- ISO 14044, Environmental management — Life cycle assessment — Requirements and guidelines
- ISO 14063, Environmental management — Environmental communication — Guidelines and examples
Inzinc is one of the leading ISO 14001 Certification Consultants in India who will ensure successful implementation of ISO 14001 standard through a proven ISO 14001 consultancy process.
Our ISO 14001 consultants in India have enough industry experience in documentation and implementation of Environmental Management System.
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