ISO 14001:2004 Clause 4.3 Planning
Clause 4.3 Planning Key Requirements of Environmental Management System Certification
4.3.1 Environments Aspects Established and maintain procedures to identify environment aspect of its activities for control and influence, considering environmental impact.
Aspect/ Impact Assessment • Institute a core team • Define procedures and Scope • Evaluate activities, product, processes, services, work situations, product life cycle, past experience, existing practices and procedures. • Identify items and all loss exposures • Determine impact and liabilities • List concerns • Quantify concern and identify significant aspects
Techniques Requirements • Brainstorming sessions • Checklist • Questionnaire and interviews • Records review • Discussion – OEM, technology, service providers • Site inspection • Product Lifecycle analysis • Internet and regional libraries/ database
4.3.2 Legal and other Requirements • Establish and maintain procedures to identify and access to all legal and regulatory requirements applicable for environment. • Determine how such requirements are applicable to Environment aspects, activities, products, service • Establish, implement and maintain EMS. Maintain and update recorded of all legal and other requirements.
Requirements Applicable • Identify obligations • Define responsibility • Identify requirements • Define procedures • Record compliance • Review performance
Non Applicable Requirements • Justify Why? • Update with respect to Changes • Other requirements
4.3.3 Objectives, Targets and Program Establish and maintain documented environmental objectives and target at each function and level, considering the legal requirements significant aspects and prevention of pollution, conservation of natural resources energy, business requirements and views of interested party. • Set of objectives and target for Organization/ Department/ Function • Quantified where practicable • Input and output oriented • S.M.A.R.T • In line with Long tern HSE stratify plan • Linked to personal performance criteria
Input for Objective • Environmental Policy • Continual improvements commitment • Prevention of pollution commitment • Initial review results • Legal and other requirements • Technology options • Financial, operational and business requirements • Views of interested parties • Results of management review
Environmental Management Program Establish, documents and maintain EMP for achieving its objectives • Responsibility and authority for achieving at relevant level • Means and time scale to be achieving • Review at regular and planned interval • Updated
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