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ISO 14001 FAQ’S

ISO 14001:2015 FAQ’S

What is ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard?

What is the ISO 14001:2015 Standard?

What is the definition of an Environmental Management System (EMS)?

Who does ISO 14001:2015 apply to?

What are the key benefits?

What are the external benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 systems?

What are the internal benefits of an ISO 14001:2015 systems?

 

 What is ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Standard?

ISO 14001:2015 is an international standard to minimize the environmental impact of the organization.

  What is the ISO 14001:2015 Standard?

The ISO 14001:2015 standard offers organizations with the model for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) concentrating on accomplishing their environmental and economic goals and objectives.
The overall aim is to safeguard the environment; prevent pollution and to continually improve overall environmental functioning and regulatory compliance.

 What is the definition of an Environmental Management System (EMS)?

ISO 14001:2015 is the portion of organization’s overall management system that associates to the development, implementation, achievement, review, and maintenance of the organization’s environmental policy.

An EMS is a management tool to enhance environmental function by offering a systematic way of managing an organization’s environmental matters.

  Who does ISO 14001:2015 apply to?

ISO 14001:2015 has taken an active role in implementing this standard to,

  • Any type of business
  • Organization or industry
  • Service or manufacturing sector
  • Profit or non-profit operations
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Petrochemicals, Textiles, Electronics etc.,

What are the key benefits?

  • Reduction in Environmental Impact and Environmental costs. It provides a means to encourage the organization and further exhibits very clearly to Customers, Employees and also to other Stakeholders, that the environment is significant to the organization.
  •  Improved Legal Compliance. It includes a systematic and integrated methodology to control and supervise business environmental impact. By providing a clear framework of working processes and practices, there is a clean focus on the continual reduction of environmental impact.

What are the external benefits of ISO 14001:2015 systems?

  • Meets the demands of current or prospective customers for registration
  • Helps customer focus
  • Promotes international acceptance and credibility
  • Expand / retain markets
  • Acceptance by public, and other interested parties
  • Places you in an elite criterion of businesses
  • Keeps you prepared for external audits and inspections
  • Facilitates continual development
  • Allows competitive advantage

 What are the internal benefits of ISO 14001:2015 systems?

  • Transforms your function from detection mode to prevention mode
  • Makes consistency throughout the organization
  • Improves business execution
  • Reduces dependency on key individuals
  • Provides blueprint for controlled growth
  • Ensures coherent training