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ISO 14000


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What is EMS?
An environmental management system (EMS) is a management structure that allows an organization to assess and control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services.

What Is ISO 14000?

ISO 14000 is primarily concerned with environmental management. This means what the organization does to eliminate harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities.

it provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance.

ISO 14000 (Cont..)

ISO 14000 entails five aspects:

Environmental Management System Environmental Auditing and related investigations Environmental Labels and Declarations Environmental Performance Evaluation Life Cycle Analysis & Terms and Definitions.

ISO 14000 / EMAS / BS 7750 are all Standard of implementation of EMS.

EMAS applies to EC and is more stringent. Requires companies to produce an Annual Report on its environmental performance.

Moreover EMAS requires extensive audits + environmental statement on review including past, present and future activities. IS0 14000 focuses on present processes only.

WHY ISO 14000?

Reduces environmental liability; Enhances public image and reputation by assuring that commitment towards environmental management exists; Assures customers of your commitment to demonstrable environmental management; Satisfies investor criteria and improve access to capital; Meets your clients registration requirements; Reduces your consumption of materials and energy; Facilitates in obtaining permits and authorizations; Reduces the cost of complying with environmental regulations; Improve industry-government relations.

Environmental Progress
1996-1997 ISO 14000 EMAS BS 7750 1990 EMS Standard 1985 EMS/ Environmental Audits 1980 Environmental Coordination 1975 Improving Processes 1970 Downstream Cleaning Equipment 1960-1965 Environmental Consciousness

Benefits Of ISO 14000

Increase efficiency and effectiveness. Model for continual improvement Increase efficiency and effectiveness. Model for continual improvement Transfer of good practice to developing countries Tools for new economic players Regional integration Facilitate rise of services

Key Elements of EMS- ISO 14000 collaboration -A snapshot

Training, Awareness and competence. EMS documentation Document Control Operational Control Emergency preparedness & Response Monitoring & Measurement NC & Corrective and Preventive actions Records EMS audit Management Review.

List of ISO 14000 series Standard

ISO 14001 Environmental management systemsRequirements with guidance for use ISO 14004 Environmental management systemsGeneral guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques ISO 14015 Environmental assessment of sites and organizations

ISO 14020 series (14020 to 14025) Environmental labels and declarations

ISO 14030 discusses post production environmental assessment ISO 14031 Environmental performance evaluationGuidelines ISO 14040 series (14040 to 14049), Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, discusses pre-production planning and environment goal setting. ISO 14050 terms and definitions. ISO 14062 discusses making improvements to environmental impact goals. ISO 14063 Environmental communicationGuidelines and examples ISO 14064 Measuring, quantifying, and reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. ISO 19011 which specifies one audit protocol for both 14000 and 9000 series Standard together.

Environmental management

ISO 14001 is for environmental management. This means what the organization does to: minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, to conform to applicable regulatory requirements, and to achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance.

ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance.Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include: Reduced cost of waste management Savings in consumption of energy and materials Lower distribution costs Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

Generic Standard
ISO 14000 is a generic standard. Generic means that the same Standard can be applied: to any organization, large or small, whatever its product or service, in any sector of activity, and whether it is a business enterprise, a public administration, or a government department.

Generic Standard (cont.)

Generic also signifies that
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matter what the organization's scope of activity if it wants to establish an environmental management system, ISO 14000 gives the essential features.

Basic principles And methodology for implementation of ISO14000

PDCA Cycle

PDCA Cycle

establish objectives and processes required


implement the processes

Check Act

measure and monitor the processes and report results take action to improve performance of EMS based on results

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