ISO 14001 is environmental management system standard. It is a very effective tool to minimize environmental impacts from the aspects of a factory. Nowadays environment is in great risk. To save our environment this standard can help a company to minimize the environmental damages from various aspects.
Main ingredients of environment are land, air, sound, water, tress, animal, people etc. These major things are badly affected by the factories, power plants, vehicles and others.
Most of the factories do not care about the impacts from their aspects. Though there is local environmental rules and regulations but most of them are not applied properly in a factory. They are not also checked by the regulatory body sincerely. So, environment pollution is not protected well by local environment laws. Specially in developing countries it is neglected badly. In this case international organization for standardization (ISO) are contributing a lot by publishing the ISO 14001 standard.
Without proper implementation you cannot achieve ISO 14001 Certificate. Before obtaining this iso 14001 Certification you need to establish documents and implement all requirements of ISO 14001 :2015 throughout the organization. Then it is mandatory to attend in external audit. You will have to perform internal audit too regularly before and after certification body audit.
Even after obtaining certification you will have to attend in Surveillance audit regularly. Usually once in a year. During the audit NC, Observations and OFI may raised. Against any findings you will have to take corrective action which is mandatory. So, adopting ISO 14001 certification means you are committed to follow the EMS guidelines. If you do not follow those guidelines your certificate may be suspended.
So, adopting ISO 14001 certification is more effective rather than local environmental laws. It does not mean you will not take environment license from the local authority. Legal all certifications are mandatory to run an organization. Not only that during CB audit those legal things are checked by the 14001 auditor.
So, adopting local and international environmental standard 14001 standard can help to save our environment. In this regard both the government, industry owners, stake holders, donors, importers, international agencies,multinational corporations all can contribute to save our environment. ISO 14001 auditors have a great contribution too for proper implementation of EMS standard. Because they works directly with the organization.
Temperature of the environment is growing unexpectedly. In summer season it is very tough to stay outside. So, life is becoming more stressful and harder for common people who work in the open place. In this regard government, industrially developed countries and international agencies should come ahead to reduce temperature of the environment.
ISO 14001 can guide you how to reduce carbon emission level in the air, water pollution, power consumption control, minimization of sound pollution and air pollution etc.
Like other management system standards it has 10 clauses. Those are: Scope, Normative References, Terms and Definitions, Context of the organization, Leadership, Planning, Support, Operation, Performance Evaluation and Improvement. To read more you may visit this page.
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