ISO 14001 Certification Benefits
ISO 14001:2015 is an Environment Management System that provides requirements for an organization to prevent pollution, and environmental concerns, manage environmental risk and identify opportunities to manage the risk, appropriate use of resources, waste management, and degradation of ecosystem and biodiversity. The Overall concern is to achieve a balance between the environment, society, and economy.
Environment Management System helps an organization to achieve intended outcomes that provide value for the environment, the organization itself, and interested parties.
Organizations willing to have ISO 14001 Certification need to implement the EMS Environmental management system as per EMS standard requirements.
ISO Experts has taken the opportunity to explain the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, on Environmental Aspects & Compliance obligations – which are the one of key important requirements of ISO 14001 Certification, which provide the ultimate benefits to get ISO 14001 Certified. with the objective that the user organization can build up the understanding of EMS Requirement for ISO 14001 Certification Benefits
Environmental Aspects – it states that the organization shall determine the environmental aspects of its activities, products, and services and that it can control aspects that can influence associated environmental impacts considering a life cycle perspective. Here while determining the aspects organization shall consider the changes including planned or new development, modified activities/products and services, abnormal conditions, and foreseeable emergency situations.
What Is Environmental Aspect – It is an element of organizational activities or products or services that interacts or can interact with the environment causing environmental pollution, resource depletion, waste generation, change in biodiversity, etc. in short we may say it is the source of environmental pollution.
For an organization, pollution sources can be (but are not limited to) Energy/Water/Petrol/Diesel/Paper consumption, noise generation, waste generation (can be solid/liquid or gaseous form), Land Acquisition/contamination, etc. So when an organization identifies appropriate aspects with its activities, products, or services then it became easy to omit the sources that cause pollution or an engineering control can be established to minimize its impact on the environment.
So it is important to identify appropriate environmental aspects to plan further courses of action to minimize/rectify or make a null effect on the environment.
Document requirement for this clause compliance is documented record of the Environmental Aspects / Impact Analysis register specifying the significance of the aspect and its criteria for assessment including possible control measures.
How to maintain the compliance requirement – Environmental Aspects-Impact.
- Identify the Environmental aspects of the organization
- Do the Impact Analysis
- Established controls on environmental aspects and their impact on the environment
- Create the Awareness of the Environmental Management System
- Minimizing impact on the environment.
Compliance obligations – it states that the organization shall determine the legal requirements that may be laws and regulations, contracts, codes of practice, and voluntary commitments like industry standard, etc. that are applicable to the organization’s relevant environmental aspects and may result in risks and opportunities to the organization
What is a Compliance obligation – It is a legal requirement and another requirement (i.e. contracts, codes of practice, and voluntary commitments like an industry standard, etc.) that an organization has to comply with and for other requirements that an organization has to or chooses to comply with.
So, it is important to identify appropriate compliance obligations to maintain the Legal Register. The organization have
- Legal Compliance
- No Penalties
- better access and control of its process/product,
- Availability of sufficient information on compliance obligations and environment management system
- Enhanced performance toward environmental goals/Conservation
- Opportunities to improve further
ISO 14001 Certification Benefits
As per the ISO Experts’ view, there are many benefits to ISO 14001 Certification, the example of ISO 14001 Certification Benefits is given below
- Reduced the Pollution
- Waste Management practices improve
- Overall Environmental Performance of the organization Enhanced
- Energy Saving
- Fulfillment of Legal Compliances
ISO Expert View on ISO 14001 Certification
- Implements the Environmental Management System in the organization, prior to applying for ISO Certification
- Once Implementation is Completed do a proper Internal Audit and Management Review Meeting
- Find Accredited ISO Certification Body and apply for ISO Certification
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