ISO 14001: Environmental Management System

ISO 14001 certification is dedicated to EMS creation and execution. International authority develops and provides standards adopted around the world publishes this normative document. Latter variant – “ISO 14001:2015” – has been agreed by most of states. Certification confirms that firm fulfills all possible demands to reduce its environmental impact. This, in turn, helps improving performance in this area significantly.

A huge positive sign of EMS execution is acceptance amongst companies intend to diminish environmental effect. It will improve relations with clients and society as a whole.

ISO 14001 standard has several chapters: 3 are introducing, and others contain special demands.

  1. Support of EMS realization, ensure environmental undertakings, define and extend environmental policies, and appoint positions and charges inside of company.
  2. Leaders have to plan EMS, estimate risks and possibilities, set environmental goals.
  3. It concerns EMS controlling involving competence, conversance, and documentation demands.
  4. It relates to environment aspects control, as well as the definition of emergencies and the preparedness to correct them.
  5. Performance evaluation. This section refers to capacity correctly controlling the EMS work.
  6. Ability to estimate incoordinations and correct this process.

Parts are organized in accordance with “plan-do-check-act” rule, where all elements are used for implementing modifications in business activities to target and keep in improvements.

Importance of ISO 14001 Standard

The preparation level for ISO 14001 realization vastly affects the effectiveness of the organization. Errors made in the early stages, as a rule, are noticeable only at the end of the work; therefore, it is mandatory to have a sufficient amount of project management knowledge to create a workable structure.

  • Organization’s image and clients’ confidence will improve.
  • Controlling of company’s expenses will be regulated.
  • Decisions will be made on the basis of definite data.
  • Permanent improvement culture.

Certification stages for your firm

  1. Inner audit is designed to review EMS processes. There should be all records to estimate process accordance.
  2. Review by executive representatives. Evaluations of all management system procedures.
  3. Correcting procedure. Removal of main cause of all identified problems and note in documents in what way it was solved.

Certification has 2 stages:

  • verification: auditors from appointed certification authority check documentation compliance with ISO 14001 standard demands;
  • basic audit.

ISO 14001 courses

There are training in frame of ISO 14001 standard and other similar programs. Implementation of an environmental management system is a long and complex process. In this course, you will learn how to organize work properly: where to start, what is the general implementation plan, what traps may come your way. By using this information, the organization will be able to avoid many mistakes and prepare for certification in a timely manner. Thanks to training, the workers of the enterprise responsible for the implementation will be able to perform their work more professionally and maintain the prestige of the project.

Training is carried out in the form of a coaching meeting according to prepared program for specialists of an individual enterprise. The thematic focus of training is based on the interests of our customers and includes various aspects of management, ranging from the basic principles of quality management to highly specialized industry systems.

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