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ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems: A Complete Implementation Guide

  • ID: 5031122
  • Report
  • December 2016
  • Region: Global
  • Specialty Technical Publishers
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Revised Guide Helps Organizations Begin Transforming their Environmental Management Systems to Meet New Requirements Now

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems: A Complete Implementation Guide helps users successfully implement effective and efficient ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that enable facilities and companies to improve their overall environmental performance.

The ISO 14001:2015 guide is now completely updated and is a must for any organization that is developing an EMS to ensure ongoing ISO 14001 compliance improve overall environmental performance, and control the use of expensive resources (water, electricity, chemicals). This guide is sufficiently detailed to support building a system from the ground up and is also of great benefit to facilities seeking to improve their existing EMS systems.

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems also assists users in preparing for and managing ISO 14001 audits by providing insider tips and detailed ISO 14001 checklists. The implementation of ISO 14001 not only enables facilities and companies to improve their overall environmental performance but also smooths the path towards compliance with national and state regulations. In this guide, each ISO 14001 clause is accompanied by case studies and sample content to assist in the implementation process.

Corporate EHS Directors, Audit Managers, and Quality Managers across all manufacturing as well as service industries, especially multinational organizations, use the ISO 14001 guide.

Benefits

  • Authored by experienced lead ISO 14001 assessors and recognized experts in the EMS field
  • Presents a detailed discussion of specific ISO 14001 requirements, techniques, and approaches for successful systems development
  • Provides specific implementation tips that help users turn words and concepts into effective actions with measurable results
  • Offers examples of measurement, analysis, and improvement tools
  • Recently added how to use Radar Diagrams to indicate the status of partially or completed implemented ISO clauses right through to the sub-clause level. They can also be used to identify areas needing improvement for an already implemented system
  • Includes a broad array of useful supplementary materials
  • Contains a Gap Analysis checklist divided into rule books and sections, covering all of the ISO 14001 clauses. Upon completing the checklist, the tool will display the gap between a company's current situation and the ISO 14001 requirements

Topic Areas

  • Approach to Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
  • Setting, planning and implementing an environmental policy
  • Checking and management review of the environmental policy
  • Comparison of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 clauses and requirements
  • ISO 14001 certification process

Features

Overview: Summarizes requirements in simple, easy-to-understand terms for each clause
Key Concepts: Provides important definitions and interpretations
Recommended Approach: Presents a proven approach to implementing the requirements of ISO 14001
Task List: Summarizes the specific tasks necessary to implement your EMS in accordance with both these requirements
Core Elements for Success: Identifies areas on which to concentrate during EMS development
Audit Hints: Offers insider tips about which procedures and practices certification auditors will expect to see on inspection
Case Studies: Incorporates case studies that enable users to gain hands-on insight into the actual development of an EMS
Supplementary Materials: Includes examples of procedures, programs, sample documents and forms that can be adapted for users’ own programs

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Volume 1

Note: A summary table of contents is provided here Detailed tables of contents precede each tab

List of Acronyms

  • Green Acres Hotel and Resort Case Study
  • Heartland Automotive Manufacturing Case Study

1. ISO 14000 Overview

2. Getting Started

  • Green Acres Case Study 2-20c
  • Case Sample 2-1 Gap Analysis Summary
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 2-2 Gap Analysis Work Plan
  • Task List 2
  • Appendix

3. Environmental Policy (Clause 42)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 3-1 Environmental Policy
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 3-2 Environmental Policy
  • Task List 3
  • Appendix

4. Environmental Aspects (Clause 431)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 4-1 List of Functional Areas and
  • Associated Activities and Services
  • Case Sample 4-2 Environmental Aspects for Hotel Operations
  • Case Sample 4-3 Environmental Aspect
  • Significance Criteria and
  • Rating Scheme
  • Case Sample 4-4 Significance Evaluation Matrix
  • (Hotel Operations)
  • Case Sample 4-5 List of Significant Environmental
  • Aspects
  • Case Sample 4-6 Environmental Aspect
  • Identification and Evaluation
  • Procedure
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 4-7 Environmental Aspects
  • Identification and Significance
  • Determination Procedure
  • Case Sample 4-8 Updating Environmental Aspects
  • and Impacts Procedure
  • Case Sample 4-9 Environmental Aspects and
  • Impacts Register

5. Legal and Other Requirements (Clause 432)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 5-1 List of Applicable Legal and
  • Other Requirements
  • Case Sample 5-2 List of Hazardous Waste
  • Compliance Tasks
  • Heartland Manufacturing Case Study
  • Case Sample 5-3 Legal and Other Requirements

6. Objectives, Targets, and Programs (Clause 433)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 6-1 Environmental Management
  • Program for Solid Waste
  • Reduction
  • Case Sample 6-2 List of Objectives and Targets
  • Case Sample 6-3 Summary Table: Aspects, Objectives and Targets, Operational Controls, and Monitoring and Measurement
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 6-4 Objectives and Targets
  • Case Sample 6-5 Environmental
  • Management Program
  • Case Sample 6-6 Environmental Management Program for Scrap Steel Reduction

7. Resources, Roles, Responsibility and Authority (Clause 441)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 7-1 Organizational Chart Showing
  • Key EMS Personnel
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 7-2 Structure and Responsibility
  • Case Sample 7-3 EMS Roles and
  • Responsibilities Table
  • Task List

8. Competence, Training, and Awareness (Clause 442)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 8-1 EMS Training Matrix
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 8-2 Competence, Training,
  • and Awareness,
  • Case Sample 8-3 Environmental Training
  • Task List
  • Needs Matrix

9. Communication (Clause 443)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 9-1 External Communications
  • Procedure
  • Case Sample 9-2 Memo Regarding External Communication of Significant Environmental Aspects
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 9-3 Internal Communication
  • Case Sample 9-4 External Communication

10. EMS Documentation (Clause 444)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 10-1 EMS
  • Development Tracking Tool 10-14c
  • Case Sample 10-2 EMS Manual
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 10-3 EMS Documentation
  • Case Sample 10-4 EMS Documentation
  • (Procedures)
  • Case Sample 10-5 EMS Documentation

11. Control of Documents (Clause 445)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 11-1 Document Control Matrix
  • Case Sample 11-2 Document Control Procedure
  • (External Documents)
  • Case Sample 11-3 Document Control Procedure
  • (New Documents)
  • Case Sample 11-4 Document Control Procedure
  • (Document Revisions)
  • Case Sample 11-5 Document Control Procedure
  • (Deletion of Documents)
  • Case Sample 11-6 EMS
  • Development Tracking Tool
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 11-7 Control of Documents

12. Control of Records (Clause 454)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 12-1 Records Management Matrix
  • Case Sample 12-2 Records Management Procedure
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 12-3 Records
  • Case Sample 12-4 Matrix
  • Task List 10

13. Operational Control (Clause 446)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 13-1 Operational Procedure for
  • Unloading of Gasoline
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 13-2 Operational Control Procedure
  • Case Sample 13-3 Sample Area Specific Control
  • Task List 13
  • Appendix

14. Emergency Preparedness and Response (Clause 447)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 14-1 Emergency Contact Manual
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 14-2 Emergency Preparedness
  • Response

15. Monitoring and Measurement (Clause 451) and Evaluation of Compliance (Clause 452)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 15-1 Regulatory Compliance Table
  • Case Sample 15-2 Calibration Procedure
  • Case Sample 15-3 Environmental Objective and
  • Target Review Procedure
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 15-4 Monitoring and Measurement

16. Nonconformity and Corrective and Preventive Action (Clause 453)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 16-1 Corrective and Preventive
  • Action Report
  • Case Sample 16-2 Nonconformity and Corrective
  • and Preventive Action Procedure
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 16-3 Nonconformity and Corrective and
  • Preventive Action
  • Case Sample 16-4 Environmental Action
  • Request Form

17. Internal EMS Audit (Clause 455)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 17-1 Internal EMS Audit Procedure
  • Case Sample 17-2 Internal EMS Audit Report and
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 17-3 Internal EMS Audit Procedure
  • Case Sample 17-4 Production Area
  • Interview Checklist
  • Case Sample 17-5 Internal EMS Audit Schedule
  • Task List 17

18. Management Review (Clause 46)

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Case Sample 18-1 Procedure for
  • Management Review of EMS
  • Case Sample 18-2 Management Review
  • Meeting Record
  • Heartland Automotive Case Study
  • Case Sample 18-3 Management Review Procedure
  • Case Sample 18-4 Management Review Agenda and Minutes
  • Case Sample 18-5 EMS Conformance Scoring and Radar Diagram for management Review

19. Certification

  • Green Acres Case Study
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • List of Questions by Number, with Question Summaries FAQ
  • Index of Questions by Topic FAQ Topic
  • Index of Questions by Clause FAQ Clause
  • Questions

20. Unifying ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Systems

21. ISO 14001 and Health and Safety Management
Appendix

22. Continual Improvement

  • Continual Improvement Case Study
  • The Case of the Excellent Spill Response
  • The Case of the New Manager

Appendices
Appendix 2A ISO 14001 Gap Analysis Tool App 2A
Appendix 3A Example Environmental Policies App 3A
Appendix 4A Health and Safety Application – OHSAS 18001, Clause 431 App 4A
Appendix 5A Example Change Management Checklist App 5A
Appendix 13A Health and Safety Application – OHSAS 18001, Clause 446 App 13A
Appendix 14A Summary of US Federal Regulatory
Emergency Planning Requirements App 14A
Appendix 16A Six Sigma Approach to Corrective and
Preventive Action (CAPA) App 16A
Appendix 21A Correspondence Between ISO 14001:2004,
OHSAS 18001:2007, ANSI/AIHA Z10-2005,
CSA Z-1000-06, and ISO 9001:2008 Clauses

Figures
Figure 2-1 EMS Scope at a Mineral Refining Facility
Figure 4-1 Relationship between Facility Operations, Aspects and Impacts
Figure 4-2 Example Process Flow Diagram for an Ore Refining Operation
Figure 6-1 Selection and Development of Objectives, Targets, and Environmental Management Programs
Figure 6-2 Example Environmental Management Program
Figure 7-1 Hierarchical Organizational Chart: Location of the EH&S Group within an Aerospace Facility
Figure 7-2 Hierarchical Organizational Chart: Internal Structure of the EH&S Group at an Aerospace Facility
Figure 7-3 Topical Organizational Chart: Wastewater Discharge Monitoring and Reporting Tasks at an Aerospace Facility
Figure 8-1 Training Requirements within an ISO 14001 EMS
Figure 11-1 Flow of Document Creation and Availability in a Computer-based Document Distribution System
Figure 11-2 Flow of Document Creation and Availability in a Paper-based Document Distribution System
Figure 13-1 Levels of Operational Control
Figure 16-1 Corrective and Preventive Action Process
Figure 16-2 Example Corrective and Preventive Action Report
Figure 16-3 Problem Definition Process
Figure 16-4 Annotated Time Line for Fire Incident
Figure 16-5 Example Causal Map
Figure 16-6 Example Fishbone Diagram
Figure 16-7 Example RACI Diagram
Figure 18-1 Example Management Review Meeting Record
Figure 19-1 Functions of Key Organizations Involved in the ISO 14001 Certification Process

Tables
Table 1-A ISO 14000 Standards
Table 4-A Examples of Activities, Products, and Services and the Associated Aspects and Impacts
Table 4-B Aspects of an Ore Refining Operation
Table 4-C Environmental Aspects and Impacts Associated with a Mineral Refining Process (Using the Disaggregated Approach)
Table 4-D Environmental Aspects Significance Criteria and Rating Scheme for a Mineral Processing Plant
Table 4-E Environmental Aspect Significance Evaluation Matrix for a Mineral Processing Plant
Table 6-A Example Objectives and Targets for Management Activities
Table 6-B Example Objectives and Targets for Operational Activities
Table 6-C Example Environmental Performance Indicators and Metrics for Management Activities
Table 6-D Example Environmental Performance Indicators and Metrics for Operational Activities
Table 6-E Types of Environmental Performance Metrics
Table 6-F Overview of Aspects, Objectives and Targets, Operational Controls, and Monitoring and Measurement at an Example Facility
Table 7-A Example Framework of EMS Responsibilities within an Organization
Table 7-B Example Job Descriptions
Table 8-A Training Needs Analysis Job-specific Training: Significant Environmental Aspects
Table 8-B Training Needs Analysis Job-specific Training: Objectives, Targets, Environmental Management Programs
Table 8-C Training Needs Analysis Job-specific Training: Operational Procedures
Table 8-D Training Needs Analysis Job-specific Training: EMS duties
Table 8-E Regulatory-required Hazardous Waste Training
Table 8-F Persons Typically Responsible for EMS Training
Table 10-A ISO 14001 Documentation
Table 11-A Characteristics and Examples of Documents and Records
Table 11-B Required and Recommended Documents and Records in an ISO 14001 EMS
Table 11-C Tiers of Documents in an EMS
Table 11-D Computer-based vs Paper-based Document Distribution Systems
Table 12-A Examples of EMS Performance and Design Records
Table 14-A Output from Accident and Emergency Situation Review at a Typical Manufacturing Facility
Table 14-B Examples of Prevention and Mitigation Tactics
Table 14-C Accident and Emergency Review Matrix
Table 16-A Examples of EMS Nonconformities
Table 16-B Examples of Corrective and Preventive Actions
Table 16-C Is/Is Not Table Content
Table 16-D Is/Is Not Table for an Electrical Issue
Table 16-E Error Mode Effect Analysis
Table 16-F Example Prioritization Matrix
Table 16-G Example Cause and Effect Matrix
Table 16-H Example Interrelationship Diagram
Table 17-A Internal EMS Elements that should be included in an Internal EMS Audit Program
Table 18-A Elements that should be included in Management Review
Table 20-A Comparison of ISO 14001 and ISO
Table 21-A Comparison of ISO 14001 and OHSAS

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