ISO 14001 is the auditable, certifiable standard that is used by the organizations across the world, in demonstrating their ability to manage their SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, prevent POLLUTION, and meet the LEGAL environmental requirements.
This is a unique standard, most widely recognized, and represents organization’s sensibility to the environmental IMPACTS that they bring about by way of their operations, activities, services and the characteristics of their products.
Over 150,000 organizations are certified to ISO 14001 standard, and Japan is the second largest user of this system with over 28,000 certified companies. Of late, a growing urge to certify to this systems is being felt in various industry sectors of the world.
The CARBONB FOOTPRINT is being watched out by the stakeholders, and businesses that are more CARBON NEUTRAL has better chance of survival than those oblivious of it.
We are witnessing a historical passage of time when the adverse impacts of the environmental aspects of our activities, products and services are gradually becoming pronounced. The Green House Gas concentration and Global Warming, the depletion of Ozone Layer, the loss of Biodiversity, the increasing concentration of toxic substances in the soil and water, the rapid depletion of world’s finite resources - all of these are undeniable truths, based on credible scientific research.
We, the humanity, have scarred this planet with the unscrupulous use of dirty technologies and it is time to recognize it in entirety.
ISO 14001 is probably the most judicious remedy to the environmental malady of this planet that needs to be brought under control immediately, if we envisage a continuation of our own existence on this planet. This is a harsh statement though, but undeniable none-the-less.
ISO 14001 Model
Very simply designed, ISO 14001 is a management system that has universal applicability – i.e., any country, any organization, from Educational Institutes to Petrochemical Industries, from Bhutan to the USA. Based on a Policy and Measurable Environmental Objectives, this standards ultimately seeks to control an organization’s Significant Environmental Aspects, through the use of Operational Controls and Emergency Preparedness. With a support system of maintaining minimum of documentation, allocation of resources, defining roles and responsibilities, maintaining competence, implementing monitoring and measurements, etc., it eventually follows the cycle of P-D-C-A, and creates a spiral of continual improvement for the organization’s environmental performance.
Benefits of Adopting ISO 14001
In brief, the key benefits of implementing ISO 14001 are:
01. Coming to know our own environmental aspects, i.e., how many ways our organization is damaging the environment.
02. Coming to know the Legal Requirements that our organization needs to meet as a minimum.
03. Having a consistent environmental policy that will guide the overall trajectory of the organization in its environmental performance.
04. Setting measurable, time-bound, realistic, achievable objectives, that will reflect the gravity our significant environmental aspects, the legal requirements and other requirements to which organization subscribe.
05. A continual effort will be present in the organization that will gradually uplift the environmental performance and achievements.
06. Due to the above pro-active stance of the management system, there will be reduced pollution, reduced liabilities, improved image, and better business edge.
07. Availability of finance is now contingent upon good environmental performance.
08. A CSR imperative.
About This Course:
This is a two day long internal auditor course and is suitable for:
01. Environmental Management Representatives (EMRs)
02. All managers, executives of organizations where there is an EMS or ISO 14001 existing.
05. Compliance managers and executives
06. CSR managers and executives
Even if you have participated in similar courses before, participating in this will bring huge value to you through recapitulation, additional information, new perspectives and live interaction with the resource person.
Workshop topics to be covered:
On successfully completing the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the ISO 14001:2004 standard
- Understand key environmental issues
- Plan an audit against a set of audit criteria
- Successfully execute and environmental management systems audit
- Understand the differences between QMS and EMS audits
- Create clear, concise and relevant audit reports