ISO 14001 Awareness Training

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ISO 14001 is a global environmental management system which is adopted by thousands of companies all over the world. The intent of ISO 14001 is to provide a framework for a holistic, strategic approach to an organization's environmental policy, plans and actions. The benefits of implementing the ISO 14001 framework include increased efficiency in the use of energy and resources and reduction in waste outputs.

This professionally-developed presentation can be used to brief staff, new hires and potential auditees so as to create awareness on the ISO 14001 quality system. This presentation focuses on the ISO 14001 requirements, the audit approach and offers practical tips on how handle an audit session.

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ISO 14001 Awareness Training

  1. 1. 1© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. ISO 14001 Awareness
  2. 2. 4© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Contents • Overview of ISO 14001 • ISO 14001 Elements • Implementation Steps • Handling an audit session This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  3. 3. 7© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. What is ISO 14000? • ISO 14000 is a family of international standards on environmental management • It provides a framework for the development of an environmental management system and the supporting audit program This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  4. 4. 10© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. • ISO 14001 is the cornerstone standard of the ISO 14000 series • It specifies a framework of control for an Environmental Management System against which an organization can be certified by a third party What is ISO 14001? This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  5. 5. 13© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Benefits of ISO 14001 • More efficient use of energy and resources • Reduced waste outputs • Provides organization with the mandate to control their environmental aspects and impacts • Reduces risk of prosecution and probability of insurance claims This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  6. 6. 16© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. ISO 14001 approach is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle Plan DoCheck Act This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  7. 7. 19© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Environmental Policy • Optional to make available to general public • Policy should be: Documented Implemented Reviewed Maintained by key stakeholders Environmental Policy Environmental Policy PlanningPlanning Implementation & Control Implementation & Control Checking & Corrective Action Checking & Corrective Action Management Review Management Review Continuous Improvement Continuous Improvement This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  8. 8. 22© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. EMS Aspects & Impacts Environmental Aspects Environmental Aspects Environmental Impacts Environmental Impacts • Water consumption • Electricity • Packaging • Transport • Chemical usage and storage • Employees • Contractors • Waste production • Wastewater • Global climate change • Land contamination • Groundwater pollution • Biodiversity loss • Ozone layer depletion • Air quality • Acid rain • Natural resources depletion • Radioactive contamination Environmental Policy Environmental Policy PlanningPlanning Implementation & Control Implementation & Control Checking & Corrective Action Checking & Corrective Action Management Review Management Review Continuous Improvement Continuous Improvement This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  9. 9. 25© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Management Review • Review confirms EMS suitability and effectiveness • Summarizes: Benefits Lessons learnt • Information gathered used to develop continuous improvement culture Referred to as adjustment phase as part of PDCA cycle Environmental Policy Environmental Policy PlanningPlanning Implementation & Control Implementation & Control Checking & Corrective Action Checking & Corrective Action Management Review Management Review Continuous Improvement Continuous Improvement This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  10. 10. 28© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Implementation Timeline • Implementation plan will need to cover: Education on the ISO 14001 standard Organization’s environmental position with regards to the ISO 14001 standard Gaps analysis An implementation plan based on the gap analysis Time to run the EMS, collect records and make improvements before the registration auditThis document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  11. 11. 31© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Conduct Gap Analysis • Conduct a Gap Analysis – Complete a series of assessments in the following order: Perform initial environmental review Perform environmental assessment – Aspects/Impacts Identify legal and other requirements Identify environmental programs with objectives and targets • Based on the results of the assessments, implement improvement actions This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  12. 12. 34© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Form a Team • Each task team will evaluate the current process that they are assigned to and the requirements of the standard • A new or modified process will be developed, documented and submitted to the Management Team for review and approval This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  13. 13. © Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Handling an Audit Session This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  14. 14. 40© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Rights of Auditor • May start the audit session earlier, or extend the session, if necessary Auditees should avoid scheduling other meetings before or after the scheduled times • View all documents / records / files (hard and soft copies) within scope of certification This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  15. 15. 43© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Do’s • Answer questions directly • If you don’t understand the question, ask the auditor to clarify • If you don’t know the answer, tell the auditor – I don’t know • Get the right person in to answer the question • Show documents / records • Turn mobile phones to silent mode This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
  16. 16. 46© Operational Excellence Consulting. All rights reserved. Copyrights of all the pictures used in this presentation are held by their respective owners. This document is a partial preview. Full document download can be found on Flevy: http://flevy.com/browse/document/iso-14001-awareness-training-164
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