ISO 14001:2004

Environment Management System Introduction of ISO 14001 certification: Fast growing era of Industrialization has created environment risk in different aspect. Considering Global Warming Risk, all the countries have to fulfill its environment commitment. Considering Environmental Crisis, ISO have issued ISO 14001:2004 Standards to deal with environmental issues globally.

Adaption of ISO 14001:2004 should be a strategic Decision of any Organization; Design & Implementation & time required is mainly depend on the following factor Present Policy, Procedure & Practice

  •   Organizational Environmental Issue

  •   Environmental Objective of organisation

  •   Scope (Activities, Products or Services) of EMS of Organisation

  •   Environmental Impact Aspect of organisation

  •   Legal & Regulatory Requirement

Benefit of ISO 14001:2004 Certification:

Considering today’s world concern of global warming and environmental aspect, each country have its commitment towards environmental issues. In such scenario EMS Certification help organisation in much way, some of these may be as below:

  •   ISO 14001 helps Organisation to reduce waste handling cost.

  •   Reduces environmental liability risks

  •   ISO 14001 increases profitability by saving energy & better utilization of natural resources.

  •   ISO 14001 Enhance branding of Organization.

  •   Continual improvement of environmental performances.

  •   Process through PDCA (plan Do Check Act)

  •   EMS Certification also help to Increase Profitability

  •   EMS helps business to ensure better compliance of legal & regulatory requirement.

Roadmap for QMS ISO 14001:2004:

Roadmap and plan for ISO 14001 Certification basically depend on various factors, but mainly following are the main factors of the EMS (ISO 14001:2004) Certification.

  •   Identify the applicability of ISO 14001:2004 to your organisation.

  •   Make Decision for ISO Implementation/Certification.

  •   Get skilled team or hire services of consultant.

  •   Identify GAP Analysis.

  •   Make Implementation Plan.

  •   Opt PDCA [Plan-Do-Check-Act] cycle.

  •   Design, implement, aware about the Environmental Policy, Environmental Objectives, Impact Aspect Study & Documentation Establish & evaluate the system and procedure.

  •   Identify the boundaries of the management system and produce documented procedures as required.

  •   Ensure these procedures are suitable and adhered to the requirements.

  •   Once developed, internal audits are needed to ensure the system carries on working.

Integrated Management System:

QMS may be integrated with other similar standards, Family of the management system standards viz:

  •   QMS- ISO 9001:2008

  •   EMS-ISO 14001:2004

  •   OHSAS 18001;2007

  •   ISO 22000:2005

  •   ISO 20001:2005

  •   ISO 27001:2005

  •   HACCP Certification

Myth regarding ISO 14001:2004:

  •   ISO 14001:2004 Standards are for big organization only.

  •   ISO 14001:2004 Standards required Uniform Documentations for every organisation.

  •   ISO 14001:2004 certification is a Product certification.

  •   ISO 9000 & ISO 9004 are also certification

The incredible impact of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 on organizational practices and on trade has stimulated the development of other ISO standards and deliverables that adapt the generic management system approach to specific sectors or aspects. Some of these are given below:

Standard or series of standards
ISO/TS 16949:2009
Customer satisfaction
ISO 10002:2004, ISO/TS 10004:2010
IWA 2:2007
ISO 50001, TC 242
Food safety
ISO 22000:2005
Information security
ISO/IEC 27001:2005
Health care
IWA 1:2005
Local government
IWA 4:2009
Medical devices
ISO 13485:2003
Petroleum and gas
ISO/TS 29001:2007
ISO 31000:2009
Ship recycling
ISO 30000:2009
Supply chain security
ISO 28000:2007