ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification

Posted by Ascent World on May 18th, 2018

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a common international Environmental Management System for everyone to help organizations around the world to manage the environmental impact of his or her activities, products and services, and to achieve sustainable development, which can be used for environmental management. To be used as a means has published the ISO 14000 series standards. ISO 14000 is a developing chain of basic standards that includes various areas of the environment.

In ISO 14000, six different but related topics have been reported, such as Environmental Management System (ISO 14001), Environmental Auditing, Environmental Performance Evaluation, Environmental Labeling, Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental aspects in product standards Simultaneously, they provide the necessary guidance to implement the standard effective environmental management system.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System - Specifications with Guidance for Use

ISO 14001:2015 should be implemented, in order to ascertain the capacity of the organization to improve the compliance/conformity of legal and regulatory requirements, continuous improvement in environmental performance. It encourages the standard organization to evaluate periodic reconsideration and environmental management (EMS) system, to identify improvements and opportunities for their implementation. This method is based on standard, which gives a blueprint to an organization for its environmental impact/issue management.

EMS provides structural procedures to achieve continuous improvement, whose rate and extent can be determined by the organization in light of socio-economic and other circumstances.

The integration of environmental subjects, including the overall management system, contributes to the effective implementation of the Environmental Management System. Main elements include:

·       Identification of the Context of the Organization

·       Identify Internal and External Issues

·       Identify Environmental Aspects and Impacts

·       Identify Significance of Aspects and Impacts

·       Perform a Risk Assessment

·       Identify Environmental Opportunities

·       Identify and prove compliance with Environmental Legal requirements

·       Prepare mandatory and recommended documentation

·       Conduct Audits

·       Conduct Management Reviews

·       Monitor and Measure the Environmental Performance

How to get certification

The organization that wants to obtain a license for Environmental Management (EMS) should hire consultants, this is because organizations will face a lot of difficulties in ISO 14001 certification process like sometimes organizations set non- realistic goals. the organization also will get the additional and difficult task of preparing statistical report and analyses.

It also very complicated to understand rules of ISO 14001 as it implies legislations on every element such as people, field, organization and much more. consultants will help an organization to solve all these problems. Hiring experience ISO consultants will also guide an organization to proper budget knowledge.

As such, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification may be thought of being very easy or simple, though it is not. ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification is quite time-consuming and stringent. Organizations have to get to the feel of EMS and understand very minutely the requirements of the clauses, including significance wherever required. 

Ascent WORLD can dedicatedly help your Organization, in the following:

·       Conducting a Gap Analysis

·       Providing specific trainings on ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

·       Providing specific trainings on ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System documentation and records

·       Developing Documentation structure

·       Guiding towards Implementation of the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

·       Developing formats and templates

·       Developing ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Aspect / Impact assessment

·       Identification and helping in implementing Operational Controls

·       Guidance in compliance towards EMS Regulations

·       Conduct of Internal Audits

·       Guidance towards Management review

·       Guidance during external audits

·       Liaising with and providing full ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certification administration

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