Ø Ø Requirements of ISO 14001: 2004:
- Environmental policy:
The requirements of the Environmental Policy are set out in section 4.2 of the standard. Whether a well-defined environmental management system is highly dependent on environmental policy making by top management. Anyone who has worked in a business environment knows how important a leader's commitment is. Lacking it, every plan, despite good preparation, has failed. Environmental policy must include the commitment of top management. These commitments are committed to continuous improvement, commitment to pollution prevention and commitment to compliance with the requirements of the law.
- Environmental aspects:
Following the introduction of environmental policy is the planning process, beginning with the identification of significant environmental aspects and environmental aspects (important environmental aspects). The terms ̉ environmentally defined criteria are elements of an organization's activities, products or services that may have interactions with the environment. ̉The environmental aspect is that aspects that cause significant impacts on the environment, where the environmental impacts are environmental changes in whole or in part (both harmful and beneficial). ) caused by the activities, products and services of the business.
- Legal requirements and other requirements:
Determining the requirements of the environmental law and other environmental requirements related to the enterprise is a compulsory element of the EMP. In line with its commitment to pollution prevention and continuous improvement, ISO 14001 also requires companies to demonstrate commitment to environmental compliance by stakeholders in their environmental policies. Relevant parties outside the state management agency for environmental management (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, representatives of the Environment Department, Department of Natural Resources and Environment of provinces) may also be the management board of industrial zones. , customers (especially European or Japanese customers ...), lenders, insurers or neighboring local communities ...
ISO 14000 is a set of international standards for environmental management, of which ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 are standards for environmental management systems. ISO 14001 is the requirements for the system (under which the certification of environmental management systems will be assessed), whereas ISO 14001 is the guiding document for the system requirements.
Structurally similar to the ISO 9000 quality management system standard, ISO 14000 can be applied in any type of organization, regardless of size.