ISO 14001 Certification and ISO 14001:2015 requirements
ISO 14001:2015 standard published on 15th September 2015 it is a 3rd edition of EMS, this standard will replace ISO 14001:2004. The ISO 14001:2004 Standard – will not valid for certification – 3 years from the date of publication of ISO 14001:2015.
ISO 14001:2015 -This standard is known as Environmental Management System – The organization can implement this standard to enhance the organizational Environmental performance, Fulfill the compliance obligations (Legal and Other Requirements) and meets the Environmental objectives of the organization.
This EMS standard is applicable to any organization in case of any size, type, and applicable Environmental aspects, products, and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence considering a life cycle perspective.
The new requirements / Concept added to this standard are
Risk Base Thinking – for Environmental Management System
As the current business practices, there is a big challenge to the Organization to improve environmental performance and keep improving the Performance. There are various factors affecting – which include – Scarcity of Natural Resources, amendments in compliance obligation, frequent changes in the expectations of interested parties, etc. So environmental management has become crucial to overall business management
Risk-based thinking for Environmental Management provides a systematic and planned approach to manage environmental issues such as Significant Environmental aspects, Compliance obligations, expectations of Interested Party which are likely to impact the organization. Risk Assessment and providing the opportunity for improvements
The Environmental Policy shall include the commitments to the protection of Environment including prevention of Pollution and other Specific commitments relevant to the context of the organization.
Address the Risk and Opportunity
Determination of Risk and Opportunity related to its environmental aspects, Compliance Obligations, Internal & External Issues and Need and Expectations of Interested Party.
Operational Planning and Control
The Requirements of life cycle perspective
ISO 14001:2015 requirements
The ISO 14001:2015 requirements for Implementation is given in Clause # 4 to Clause # 10 of this standard. Are Given below
Context of the Organization
Understanding the organization and its context
Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
Determining the scope of the environmental management system
Environmental management system
Leadership and commitment
Organizational roles, responsibilities, and authorities
Actions to address risks and opportunities
Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them
Resources, Competence, Awareness, Communication, Documented information
Operational planning and control
Emergency preparedness and response
Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
Evaluation of compliance
Nonconformity and corrective action
Applicant Organization Shall Ensure The Followings Prior to Apply for ISO 14001 Certification (Environmental Management System Certification)
Documentation requirements for ISO 14001:2015 Certification
The following documents are required to demonstrate the implementation of EMS in the organization (But it is not Limited)
– Record of Internal External issues related to EMS
-Record of Needs and Expectations of Interested Party related to EMS
– EMS Policy and Objectives
– Record of Role and Responsibility
– Record of Environmental aspects and analysis of its Impact
-Record of Risk Analysis
– Record of Compliance Obligation – Applicable legal and other requirements and its compliances
-Record of Competency, Awareness, and Communication
-Control of Documents and Control of Records
– Record of Operational Planning and controls
– Record of Mock Drill for Emergency Situations
– Record of EMS performance Monitoring
– Record of Internal Audit
-Record of Management Review meeting
-Record of Nonconformity and corrective action
– Record of Continual Improvements and its program
The Organization may appoint ISO Certification Consultants or ISO 14001 Consultant for Training and Implementation of ISO 14001 in the organization.
For ISO 14001 certification, the organization can find ISO Certification body in Delhi or ISO Certification Body, nearby their Location, and get the proposal for ISO 14001 Certification. Or Directly contact us for ISO 14001 Certification.