Your company may have an idea of the internal resources available and time frame desired to become ISO 14000 compliant, but where do you start? ISO14 streamlines the path to certification by automating the entire process. Using our powerful technology, comprehensive support program and tailored process, you can create a fully integrated Environmental Management System (EMS) that suits the exact needs of your company.
Before getting started on the path to certification, you'll meet with one of ISO14's expert consultants, who will help you plan your EMS. Your consultant will be available to guide you and answer questions throughout the entire EMS building process. The following details a few of the steps that will lead you down the path to compliance the ISO14 way:
Gain a clear picture of the areas and procedures for building a compliant EMS through an analysis of your current procedures and the requirements that are yet to be met.
Work hand-in-hand with your consultant to customize your project. From building a timeline with action items, to key role assignments, you'll set the path for successful implementation.
EMS Foundation Building
Define your environmental policy and scope for compliance and begin generating your company's EMS manual and procedures.
Registrar Selection and Liaison
Decide which registrar best matches your company's needs based on cost, industry expertise, location and other personal requirements.
Aspects Evaluation and Programs
Once you identify legal and other requirements and establish your company's objectives and targets, you're set to define environmental programs to see the requirements through.
Complete the drafting and approval of all procedures and forms and begin retaining records according to the retention schedule.
Plan and conduct awareness training and other job specific skill-sets and conduct technical training to ensure all employees are clear on the requirements of the EMS and their specific roles and responsibilities.
Checking and Review
Put your EMS into action by taking corrective and preventive actions, conducting internal environmental audit and management review meetings, and testing the emergency plans.
Prepare for the registrar's visit with a pre-assessment audit to ensure your EMS will pass the test of compliance.
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