ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management

 

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The ISO 14001:2015 standard addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001 prior to ISO14001:2015, focused on environmental management systems. The other standards in the family focus on specific environmental aspects such as life cycle analysis, communication and auditing. The ISO 14001:2015 is not longer an environmental focused standard. It is a management system standard with enviromental components.

Several of the new ISO 14001:2015 requirements have fundamental changes to existing business processes that are not typically under the control of the environmental department. Changes required integration of the environmental management system into all aspects of the business with specific requirements related to the following functions below:

Major areas of impact of the ISO 14001:2015 revision:

  • Expansion in EMS coverage and scope
  • Required interactions with external parties
  • New requirements for leadership engagement
  • Expanded legal compliance requirements
  • Need for risk-based planning and controls
  • New documentation requirements
  • Expanded operational control requirements
  • Changes in competence and awareness requirements
  • Impacts on the internal audit program
  • Strategic business planning

Using ISO 14001:2015 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. Mr. Don Diamond is Xmultiple's ISO 14001:2015 Management Representative.

 

 

The benefits of using ISO 14001:2015 can include:

E Reduced cost of waste management
E Savings in consumption of energy and materials
E Lower distribution costs
E Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

Conformity Assessment

ISO 14001:2015 can be used in whole or in part to help an organization, for profit or not-for-profit, better manage its relationship with the environment. If all the elements of ISO 14001:2015 are incorporated into the management process, the organization may opt to prove that it has achieved full alignment or conformity with the international standard, ISO 14001:2015, by using one of four recognized options. These are:

1. Make a self-determination and self-declaration, or
2. Seek confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
3. Seek confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
4. Seek certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.

ISO does not control conformity assessment; its mandate is to develop and maintain standards. ISO has a neutral policy on conformity assessment. One option is not better than the next. Each option serves different market needs. The adopting organization decides which option is best for them, in conjunction with their market needs.

Resolutions to Environmental Standards

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Resolutions:

To comply with environmental regulations and satisfy the requirements of our customers. With increasing international attention and conformity to environmental regulations, such as EU RoHS, WEEE, REACH, etc,

Establish the channels of communication to publish the environmental information for all stakeholders. Balance business growth and ecological protection with the social responsibility.

Implementations:

Provide eco-friendly green products with pollution reduction, energy saving, packaging reduction that are designed for recycling.

Design using eco-friendly materials such as the compliance with the RoHS directive and the using of BFR-free plastic chassis.

Energy Star- Comply with the product energy saving requirements of international ecolabels such as Energy Star.

Reduce the packaging weight, optimize the packaging volume and minimize the packaging materials.

Achieve more than 75% product recycling rate (Reuse+Recycling+Recovery).


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