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http://cebos.com | Using ISO 14001 for Environmental Management. While being environmentally responsible through implementing an EMS is frequently seen as an expense that provides benefits only outside the business, many organizations that enact environmentally friendly practices are surprised by the benefits to the organization.
Using lSO 14001 for Environmental Management www.cebos.com Sustainability Not just a buzzword • Important concept for business and personal behavior • Will allow future generations to have access to resources and environment Methods and regulations may cause disagreement, but most can agree on overarching goals & tenets ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System • Creates framework to establish environmental goals and practices Page 2 Using ISO 14001 EMS Environmental 4th section-basic Management framework Standard (EMS) • General system requirements • Not complex or long • Policies and planning • Suitable for use by small & • Implementation & operation large organizations in varying • Evaluation and correction industries • Management review Consists of 4 sections • Three brief sections relating to normative references and definitions Page 3 Easy to Incorporate Likeness to ISO 9001 • Makes ISO 14001 easy to integrate into an existing Quality Management System • Responsibility is placed on top management ISO 14001 EMS • Requirements align with Plan- Do-Check-Act approach similar to ISO 9001 Page 4 Focus on Environmental Regulation Compliance Regulatory compliance • Difference between ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 ISO 14001 is different from a regulation • Is a management approach to identifying and meeting all requirements - from internal and external sources • Can start small and grow to meet organization’s needs • Can be implemented a process at a time to reduce complexity Page 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Beyond compliance External • Many organizations are • Bottom line: reduced energy surprised by the benefits of costs, disposal fees and enacting environmentally consumables use friendly practices Internal • Employees with more positive view of their organization Compliance costs • May be reduced Page 6 Goals of Implementing ISO 14001 EMS Simplify compliance Improve effectiveness and efficiency of environmental management efforts Promote business as a good neighbor and responsible citizen Contribute to long term sustainability Page 7 Thank You Phone: 810.534.2222 E-mail: email@example.com www.cebos.com Images used with permission from Microsoft.
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