ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability

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ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability

There are two phases to establishing an ISO 14000 EMS: creating the EMS and getting registered

1. Create an EMS

ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Establish a project committee responsible for learning about ISO 14000 and managing the creation of the EMS.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Project committee prepares a briefing for top management describing ISO 14000, the EMS, registration, costs, and benefits.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Top management commits to the EMS process.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Perform a gap analysis to determine how well the organization meets the ISO 14000 requirements and what it will take to meet them.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Present results of gap analysis to management and receive approval for continuation of the process.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Project committee prepares a draft environmental policy with top managment participation.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Project committee then:
  • Designs a procedure to identify the environmental aspects of the operation.

  • Identifies environmental aspects and impacts.

  • Designs a procedure to identify legal and other requirements of the organization.

  • Identifies legal and other requirements.

  • Creates environmental objectives and targets for each relevant function and level in the organization.

  • Establishes a program for achieving targets and objectives.

ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Present EMS to top management for approval.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Top management accepts EMS.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Policy and EMS are implemented and an audit function is established.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability A final gap analysis is performed to determine if the organization is ready for a registration audit.
ISO 14000, Environmental Mangement, Sustainability Organization applies for certification by outside auditors.
2. Get Registered
Organizations are registered by outside auditors or "registrars" as meeting the ISO 14000 standard. The registration can be for a specific company site, for several sites, or for the entire company. Very specific attributes of an EMS are specified in the 14001 standard. The steps in the registration process are:
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Establish the scope of the registration. This can be done internally or with the help of outside auditors.
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Apply for registration. This is a written application to the registration body.
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Review documents about the organization's EMS and submit them to the registration body.
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Outside auditors perform full assessment.
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Registration is granted by the certification body based on the auditor’s findings. An organization will receive one of three designations: Approval, Conditional or Provisional Approval, Disapproval. When a company is registered it receives a certificate and is listed in a certification register.
ISO 14000, Environmental Management, Sustainability Ongoing activities are then required to maintain the registration. These include:
A. Monitoring and measuring the EMS

B. Investigating and handling nonconformances

C. Implementing corrective action and preventive action

D. Maintaining environmental records

E. Establishing and maintaining an ISO 14000 audit program.

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