ISO 14001 : 2015 • Workshop
Martin Hockaday • Environmental Sector Manager • Tel: +44 (0) 1582 539065 • Email: email@example.com
The History of ISO 14001:2004 • BS 7750 pilot launched – March 1992 • BS 7750:1994 launched – January 1994 • ISO 14001:1996 issued – September 1996 • BS 7750 withdrawn – September 1997 • ISO 14001:2004 issued – November 2004 • ISO 14001:2015 – Currently in progress
Elements of ISO 14001 : 2015 (CD2) 4 – Context of the organization 4.1 – Understanding the organization and its context 4.2 – Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties 4.3 – Determining the scope of the environmental management system 4.4 – Environmental management system 5 – Leadership 5.1 – Leadership and commitment 5.2 – Environmental policy 5.3 – Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities 6 – Planning 6.1 – Actions to address risks and opportunities 6.1.1 – General 6.1.2 – Identification of environmental aspects 6.1.3 – Determination of compliance obligations 6.1.4 – Determination of significant environmental aspects and organizational risks and opportunities 6.1.5 – Planning to take action 6.2 – Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them 6.2.1 – Environmental objectives 6.2.2 – Planning to achieve objectives 7 – Support 7.1 – Resources 7.2 – Competence 7.3 – Awareness 7.4 – Communication 7.4.1 – General 7.4.2 – Internal Communication 7.4.3 – External communication and reporting 7.5 – Documented Information 7.5.1 – General 7.5.2 – Creating and updating 7.5.3 – Control of documented information 8 – Operation 8.1 – Operational planning and control 8.2 – Value chain control 8.3 – Emergency preparedness and response 9 – Performance evaluation 9.1 – Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation 9.1.1 – General 9.1.2 – Evaluation of compliance 9.2 – Internal audit 9.3 – Management review 10 – Improvement 10.1 – Nonconformity and corrective action 10.2 – Continual improvement
Key Changes Protection of the Environment Policy commitment to the protection of the environment Can include sustainable resource use, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and protection of biodiversity and ecosystems
Key Changes Environmental Performance ISO 14001:2004 – Continual improvement is “recurring process of enhancing the environmental management system in order to achieve improvements in overall environmental performance” ISO 14001 : 2015 – Clause 10.2: “The organization shall continually improve its environmental performance by improving the suitability adequacy and effectiveness of the environmental management system”.
Key Changes Strategic Environmental Management Top management need to ensure that the policy and objectives are compatible with the strategic direction of the organization, Top management need to give consideration to environmental performance in strategic planning. The conclusions and decisions made during the management review should be consistent with the strategic direction of the organization
Group Workshop – Strategic Environmental Management • What evidence of conformity would you look for? • What level of ‘consideration’ would be sufficient? • What knowledge would be needed to audit this?
Key Changes Value Chain Control Organisation must determine how the processes associated with its value chain related to its significant environmental aspects and organizational risks and opportunities will be controlled or influenced The type and degree of control or influence shall be defined Environmental requirements for the procurements of goods and services shall be developed and specified Considerations to be given to significant environmental aspects and organizational risks and opportunities as inputs in the process of the design, development or change of its products and services
Key Changes Life Cycle Perspective Aspects and impacts should be identified whilst considering a life cycle perspective Value chain controls should be determined taking into account a life cycle perspective Life cycle definition: “consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition or generation from natural resources to final disposal”
Key Changes Environmental Aspects and Organizational Risks and Opportunities The organisation shall determine significant environmental aspects and organizational risks and opportunities Organizational risks and opportunities are related to potential impacts to the organization caused by environmentally related issues • The policy needs to be appropriate to risks and opportunities • The organization shall to take actions to address the organizational risks and opportunities • Considered when determining the environmental objectives • Considered when determining what needs to be monitored and measured. • Taken into consideration during internal audit planning and management review
Key Changes Scope of the EMS The scope shall not exclude activities, products and services within the organisation’s control or influence that can have significant environmental aspects The scope shall be available as documented information and be available to the public
Group Workshop – Scope of the EMS • Does this change how Aspects and Impacts are audited? • What approach should be taken with existing clients with such exclusions?
Key Changes Communication Strategy Organisation must ensure the quality of reported environmental information Specific sub-clauses for internal and external communication Organisation must consider initiatives by which individuals can contribute to the improvement of the EMS
Group Workshop – Transition Plan • What would the best method for transitioning certification be? • Would additional audit time be needed? If so how much? • What level of training would you expect to need? • How can we capitalise on this change? (technical, commercial, etc.)
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