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Iso 14001 certification

  1. 1. ISO 14001CertificationBy:Sayed Mohammad Naim KHALIDTechnical AdvisorAARDOApril 2013
  2. 2. 2Contents1. ISO 14001 in brief2. EMS3. Why is ISO 140014. Process, not product5. Certification process AARDO
  3. 3. 3ISO 14001 in brief ISO 14001 is among ISOs most well known standards ever. Itis implemented by more than a million organizations in some 175 countries. ISO14001 helps organizations to implement environmental management. AARDO
  4. 4. 4Environnemental management ISO 14001 is for EMS. This means what the organization does to: 1. minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, 2. to conform to applicable regulatory requirements, and to 3. achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance. AARDO
  5. 5. 5Why have ISO 14001? satisfying the customers quality requirements, complying to regulations, or meeting environmental objectives AARDO
  6. 6. 6Processes, not products ISO 14001 concersn the way an organization goes about its work. It is not product standards. It is not service standards. It is process standards. It can be used by product manufacturers and service providers. AARDO
  7. 7. 7Certification & Accreditation Itmeans that an independent, external body has audited an organizations management system and verified that it conforms to the requirements specified in the standard (ISO 14001). Accreditation is like certification of the certification body. AARDO
  8. 8. 8 Certification process9 steps AARDO
  9. 9. 9Prepare your company (1/9) Buy ISO 14000 family standards Learn about the standard  What is ISO 14001?  What is EMS? Learn about the requirements? Buy training materials ( ppt, implementation of ISO standards…) AARDO
  10. 10. 10Perform the Gap Analysis (2/9) Perform preliminary environmental review and gap analysis in the company Prepare list of all operations Use specific checklist Review previous environmental issues Consider current regulations Determine gaps that needs to be changed AARDO
  11. 11. 11Prepare the Project Plan (3/9) Create the plan to determine tasks, timelines and needed resources Consider a step-by-step method Use MS Project or others for planning Or prepare a checklist to not miss anything Prepare instructions of how to prepare the ISO 14001 docs Orient each person who is involved in the preparation of the documents AARDO
  12. 12. 12Train your staff (4/9) Train the staff to understand ISO Train the staff on the process of certification Train the staff with ISO 14000 family Train the staff with needs and requirements of ISO 14001 Train the staff with EMS Train them with concept of PDCA and process approach AARDO
  13. 13. 13Develop documentationsystem (5/9) Understand the scope of your company operations Prepare the list of all documents needed Use advocacy from EMS certification organization Use standard documents formats AARDO
  14. 14. 14Improve the gaps of EMS (6/9) Implement the docs and process prepared Redesign and develop the current ones Use PDCA Fill the gaps Collect and record all the files AARDO
  15. 15. 15Conduct internal audit (7/9) See the system if it is working Give corrective actions Propose preventive actions Use standard checklist for the internal audit AARDO
  16. 16. 16Register with ISO 14001 (8/9) when all requirements were met Declare to the certification organization and ask for audit Provide all docs, records and procedures If this 3rd party audit verified Bravo ! You are ISO 14001 certified Your certificate is valid for 3 years AARDO
  17. 17. 17Surveillance audit (9/9) After certification the company will be audited each  6 months or  1 year The purpose of this audit is to see if requirement are followed up and maintained. Audit findings: 1. A major non conformity 2. A minor non conformity 3. An observation or opportunity to improve AARDO
  18. 18. 18 Thank you!Safety of environment is your safety! “S. Naim KHALID” AARDO