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Introduction to ISO 14001– Environmental Management System

The ISO 14001 standard provides the requirements for establishment, implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of an environmental management system. With the increased necessity for environmental responsibility, organizations choose this EMS standard to confirm their commitment towards environment while carrying out business. Inzinc panel consists of experienced ISO 14001 consultants in India who ensure proper establishment and implementation of ISO 14001 standard. 

What is an Environmental Management System?

Environmental management system (EMS) is the part of an organization’s management system that is used to establish and implement its environmental policy, objectives, targets and manage its environmental aspects with the goal of protecting the environment.

What are the Benefits of the Environmental Management System standard ISO 14001? 

  • By putting the environmental policies & procedures in place and enforcing them, the resources and wastes can be well managed which leads to cost reductions. 
  • Emphasizes the organization's commitment towards protecting environment and preventing pollution.
  • Ensure legal compliance by which environmental legal responsibilities are satisfied and better managed.
  • Helps to manage and mitigate environmental risks.
  • Improve environmental performance of not only the organization but also of its supply chain.
  • Be part of the global environmental protection initiatives.
  • Boost organization's public perception and brand image. 

With good industry experience in the documentation and implementation of ISO 14001, we are glad to be one of the leading ISO 14001 consultants in India.

Documentation Requirements of ISO 14001

The documentation normally expected by the standard (including the mandatory ISO 14001 documents) are as below:

  • EMS Manual (Environmental Management System Manual)
  • Environmental Policy, Objectives, targets and programs
  • Environmental System Procedures:
    • Procedure for identification of significant environmental aspects
    • Procedure for identification of applicable legalrequirements and other requirements related to the environmental aspects
    • Competence, training and awareness Procedure
    • Communication Procedure (Internal and External Communication)
    • Procedure for Control of documents
    • Operational Control procedure/s
    • Emergency preparedness and response procedure
    • Monitoring and measurement procedure
    • Evaluation of compliance procedure
    • Nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action procedure
    • Procedure for Control of records
    • Internal Audit Procedure

Scope of our ISO 14001 Consulting services

Our knowledgeable ISO Consultants in India work on proper plan of consultancy and deliver best results. Our ISO 14001 Consulting Services in India include the following:

  • ISO 14001 Gap Analysis (As is Audit): We conduct the ISO 14001 Gap Analysis and report on the gaps
  • ISO 14001 Awareness training
  • Identification Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Formulation of Environmental Policy, setting environmental objectives and targets. (We will give environmental policy sample and environmental objectives and targets examples to provide you with an idea to formulate your own EMS policy statement)
  • Preparation of ISO 14001  EMS (Environmental Management System) Documentation
  • Review of ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) Documentation
  • ISO 14001 EMS (Environmental Management System) Implementation Monitoring and guidance
  • Complete Review of Implementation
  • ISO 14001 Internal auditor training
  • Conduction of ISO 14001 Internal audit
  • ISO 14001 Management Review 
  • Check the level of implementation before Certification audit

Related ISO 14001 Services

Environmental Aspects-Impacts Analysis

The Aspect-Impact study is a vital concept to be taken in to account during the establishment, implementation and maintenance of an Organization’s Environmental Management System.

We at Inzinc can offer customized ISO 14001 related service such as “Environmental Aspect-Impact Analysis”. This service covers thefollowing:

  • Explanation of basics of Environmental aspects, impacts, significant aspects and significant impacts;
  • Identification of environmental aspects in organization’s activities, products and services;
  • Evaluation of environmental impacts against each aspect;
  • Determination of those environmental aspects among the aspects identifiedthat can have significant impacts based on a defined assessment and evaluation method;
  • Suggestion of operational controls to be in place for each significant aspect;
  • Reporting of the Aspects and Impacts through an ISO 14001 aspects and impacts register or Aspect-Impact Chart;

To carryout ISO 14001 Aspect Impact study in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and other parts of India, please write to ic@inzinc.in

Revision of ISO 14001 – New Standard ISO 14001:2015

To stay relevant and match the growing drive of environmental protection, ISO has released the new ISO 9001:2015 on 15th September 2015.

IMPORTANT CHANGES  TO  ISO  14001  STANDARD  WITH  THE  NEW  VERSION  ISO  14001:2015

Some  of  the  key  changes  in  the  new  ISO  14001  version  2015  are:

  • Use  of  a  High  level  Structure
    The  new  ISO  14001  2015  version  has  a  common  higher-level  structure  (Annex  SL)  with  the  intent  to  simplify  integration  with  other  ISO  management  system  standards.
  • More  onus  on  leadership
    The  new  version  puts  Top  management  accountable  for  the  effectiveness  of  the  Environmental  Management  System.  There  is  a  necessity  for  the  Top  Management  to  integrate  the  Environmental  Management  System  with  the  strategic  direction  of  the  organization  apart  from  provisioning  of  resources  and  promoting  continual  improvement.
  • Risk  Management
    The  ISO  14001  2015  version  places  requirement  of  establishing  a  risk  management  process  where  it  is  required  to  identify  risks  and  opportunities  related  to  your  organization’s  context,  its  interested  parties,  its  compliance  obligations,  and  its  environmental  aspects.  After  the  identification  of  risk,  the  actions  to  address  these  risks  &  opportunities  must  be  defined  and  integrated  with  the  EMS  processes.
  • Life  cycle  Perspective 
    The  new  ISO  14001  update  2015  requires  that  the  consideration  of  environmental  impacts  throughout  the  value  chain  and  consideration  of  life  cycle  issues  in  each  stage.
  •  Environmental  “Target”  term  included  in  “Environmental  Objective”
    The  term  “target”  used  in  the  previous  editions  of  this  ISO  14001  standard  is  included  within  the  term  “environmental  objective”. 
  • No  Preventive  action
    The  new  ISO  14001  standard  does  not  contain  the  term  preventive  action.  Preventive  action  thinking  is  to  be  used  in  the  context  of  the  organization  and  risk  management.  This  is  done  with  the  thinking  that  the  whole  purpose  of  an  environmental  management  system  is  to  act  as  a  preventive  tool  and  a  separate  preventive  action  would  only  confuse  and  duplicate  the  efforts. 
  • Rethinking  impact
    The  revision  introduces  the  term  ‘environmental  condition’,  which  it  defines  as  ‘long-term  environmental  changes  that  can  affect  the  organisation’s  activities,  products  and  services,  requiring  adaptation’.  This  aim  is  to  getting  organisations  thinking  about  the  environment’s  impact  on  them,  rather  than  the  impact  they  have  on  the  environment,  which  is  considered  a  significant  weakness  of  the  current  version  of  ISO  14001.
  •  Compliance  obligations  instead  of  legal  and  other  requirements
    A  new  term  called  "compliance  obligation"  has  been  introduced  and  replaces  with  the  old  phrase:  “legal  requirements  and  other  requirements  to  which  the  organization  subscribes”.  Compliance  obligations  can  be  mandatory  compliance  obligations  (required  by  laws  and  regulations)  and/or  voluntary  compliance  obligations  (like  industry  standard,  contractual  commitments,  etc.) 
  • Continual  Improvement
    An  exclusive  clause  on  Continual  Improvement  is  included  in  the  new  ISO  14001  2015  version  which  serves  as  a  catalyst  to  enable  us  to  keep  making  continual  improvements  in  relation  to  the  environmental  management  system. 

ISO 14001 Family of Standards

  • ISO 14004, Environmental management systems — General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques
  • ISO 14006, Environmental management systems — Guidelines for incorporating eco-design
  • ISO 14031, Environmental management — Environmental performance evaluation — Guidelines
  • ISO 14044, Environmental management — Life cycle assessment — Requirements and guidelines
  • ISO 14063, Environmental management — Environmental communication — Guidelines and examples

Inzinc is one of the leading ISO 14001 Certification Consultants in India who will ensure successful implementation of ISO 14001 standard through a proven ISO 14001 consultancy process.

Our ISO 14001 consultants in India have enough industry experience in documentation and implementation of Environmental Management System.

For all your enquiries, please write to ic@inzinc.in or Call +91-9379917239

Inzinc provides consultancy through its expert ISO 14001 consultants in Bangalore (Bengaluru), Ahmedabad, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Chennai,Chitradurga, Coimbatore, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hoskote, Hosur, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Pune, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Visakhapatnam, Goa, Karnataka and all other cities of India.

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