ISO 14000 is primarily concerned with environmental management. This means what the organization does to eliminate harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities.
ISO 14001 implementation is primarily about identifying organizations aspects that affect the invironment, evaluating its level of impact in the environment and making planned efforts to continually reduce the level of impact.
Identifying the environmental aspects of an organization’s activities, products and services, and determining their relative significance, are important elements of implementing an Environment Management System (EMS) or conducting Environmental Performance Evaluation (EPE) in an organization. ISO 14001, ISO 14004 and ISO 14031 provide guidance on identifying significant environmental aspects.
ISO 14040 states in its introduction: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated (with products and services). LCA can assist in identifying opportunities to improve the environmental aspects of (products and services) at various points in their life cycle.
Implementing ISO 14001 requires preparing EMS Manual and documenting procedures required by the standard. ISOhelpline Documentation Do-It-Yourself Kit helps to make these documents in minutes instead of months. Our ready to use manuals require minimum changes and are easy to integrate with existing ISO 9001 : 2008 procedures. You can easily extend them to OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assurance System Manuals and procedures.
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