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BS EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use

BS EN ISO 14001:2015

Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use

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Standard number:BS EN ISO 14001:2015
Pages:48
Released:2015-09-30
ISBN:978 0 580 82611 5
Status:Standard
DESCRIPTION

This best-selling standard maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system (EMS). This includes guidance on establishing policies and objectives.

  • Any organization, large or small, interested in implementing an EMS
  • Environmental/sustainability sector

BS EN ISO 14001 puts environmental management at the heart of an organization’s operations, to help meet environmental regulations and improve efficiency and environmental performance. 

It outlines the most up-to-date specifications for implementing an EMS and the objectives and possible benefits of introducing a system such as helping an organization reduce its environmental impact as well as grow its business.

NOTE: BS EN ISO 14001:2015 can be used with its new sister guidance document, BS EN ISO 14004:2016 - Environmental management systems - General guidelines on implementation which provides practical guidelines on the successful implementation and operation of an EMS.

 

  • The 2015 update is a major revision to ensure that this hugely popular standard continues to serve organizations and maintain its relevance in today’s market place, while meeting the environmental challenges of the future 
  • The revised standard introduces a new high-level structure of terms, definitions and headings that will be the same across all management systems standards. This should make it easier for users of several standards, for example BS EN ISO 9001 , to integrate their management system standards

This standard BS EN ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use is classified in these ICS categories:

  • 13.020.10 Environmental management
  • 03.100.70 Management systems
  • 13.100 Occupational safety. Industrial hygiene

 

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
    • Terms related to organization and leadership
    • Terms related to planning
    • Terms related to support and operation
    • Terms related to performance evaluation and improvement
  • Context of the organization
    • Understanding the organization and its context
    • Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties
    • Determining the scope of the environmental management system
    • Environmental management system
  • Leadership
    • Leadership and commitment
    • Environmental policy
    • Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Planning
    • Actions to address risks and opportunities
      • General
      • Environmental aspects
      • Compliance obligations
      • Planning action
    • Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them
      • Environmental objectives
      • Planning actions to achieve environmental objectives
    • Support
      • Resources
      • Competence
      • Awareness
      • Communication
        • General
        • Internal communication
        • External communication
      • Documented information
        • General
        • Creating and updating
        • Control of documented information
      • Operation
        • Operational planning and control
        • Emergency preparedness and response
      • Performance evaluation
        • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
          • General
          • Evaluation of compliance
        • Internal audit
          • General
          • Internal audit programme
        • Management review
  •  Improvement
    • General
    • Nonconformity and corrective action
    • Continual improvement

Annex A (informative) Guidance on the use of this International Standard

Annex B (informative) Correspondence between ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004

Bibliography

Alphabetical index of terms

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