Environmental Management System for ISO14001:2004

An Environmental Management System (EMS is as: "that part of overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, process and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining environmental policy". ISO 14001 requires organization to identify environmental requirements, establish policy, objectives and targets, determine significant environmental aspects, plan and control its operation, implement corrective actions and conduct management review.
Similarity with the other standard
Based on the Deming PDCA (Plan-do-check-it) cycle, ISO 14001 has the same basic structure as other international management system standards such as ISO 9001 or OHSAS 18001 and ISO22000. It offers a common framework for integrating different management systems.
ISO 14001 PDCA Model

Scope of Application
ISO14001 is applicable to all types’ organization and it is irrespective of sizes. It ensures the environmental performance within the defined scope by the organization.

Beginning of Implementation
In order to capitalize the full offer of ISO 14001, organizations shall acquire an accurate understanding of the requirements and the intent of the standard. Perform a gap analysis to determine the status of the organization compared to the certification requirements. From top management to front line staff, all levels of staff shall acquire an appropriate level of understanding of the standard. Top management commitment is a critical success factor. Work on a realistic plan and not the least; ensure a strong buy-in from everybody.
Benefits of Implementation
Apart from enhancement in creditability through third party certification, an effective ISO 14001 management system shall deliver the following inherent benefits,
  • Sustained and improved environmental performance
  • Platform for process and management control and improvement
  • Reduction in waste and cost (eg energy consumption and insurance premiums)
  • Facilitates legal compliance

Training Courses
Certification training courses are designed to offer different levels of staff the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to develop, implement, maintain and improve an effective management system. Preliminary training outline:
Important information related to EMS
  • What does ISO stand for?
  • Why is ISO certification important?
  • Information about development of ISO-14001
  • WTO & ISO
  • What is an Environmental Management system?
  • Does a company need to be in 100% compliance in order to have an EMS?
  • Does a company need to be in 100% compliance in order to have an EMS?
  • EMS Costs and Benefits
ISO-14001 Clause for the development of EMS
  • ISO 14001 4.2: Environmental Policy
  • ISO 14001 4.3.1 Environmental Aspects
  • ISO 14001 4.3.2 Legal and Other Requirements
  • ISO 14001 4.3.3 Objectives and targets
  • ISO 14001 4.3.4 : Environmental management program(s)
  • ISO 14001 4.4.1: Structure and Responsibility
  • ISO 14001 4.4.2: Training, awareness and competence
  • ISO 14001 4.4.3: Communication
  • ISO 14001 4.4.4 : Environmental Management System Documentation
  • ISO 14001 4.4.5: Document control
  • ISO 14001 4.4.6: Operational control
  • ISO 14001 4.4.7: Emergency preparedness and response
  • ISO 14001 4.5.1: Monitoring and measurement
  • ISO 14001 4.5.2: Nonconformance & Corrective and Preventive action
  • ISO 14001 4.5.3: Records
  • ISO 14001 4.5.4: Environmental management system audit
  • ISO 14001 4.4.6: Management Review
Key EMS concepts & Elements of EMS (ISO14001)
EMS development process

Certification Steps
Certification process comprises the following steps:

Contacting points
You may contact with the relevant consulting firms for technical assistance and certification body for certifications of your organization.