WHAT IS ISO 14001?
It is now accepted all over the world that the resources of our world, which is getting smaller day by day, are not infinite, and that the environmental effects of products and activities are not local and regional, but global. This awareness brought with it the need to control environmental impacts with market forces rather than legal practices.
Being able to exist in the global market is measured by the value and respect given to man. In addition to meeting the expectations and needs of today´s consumers at the highest level, they demand that the environment and the world they live in be respected and respected and question this in the market.
These developments have revealed the fact that there is a need for management systems that will enable businesses to keep their interactions with the environment under control and to continuously improve their environmental performance and success. Environment, which is one of the most important issues in integration with the European Union; It also includes topics parallel to the demands of this standard in inspections by ministries.
The management system developed for the systematic reduction of the damages that businesses may or may give to the environment and eliminated if possible, is called the Environmental Management System. ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD is the standard in which a set of conditions that standardize this system has been determined.
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is essentially a management model established on the basis of risk analysis, aimed at reducing the use of natural resources and minimizing the damage to soil, water and air.
How to Get ISO 14001?
It is a series of standards published by the International Standards Organization, which describes the determination of environmental factors at every stage of the process from the raw material to the final product, starting from the raw material to the customers, and the establishment of a system that minimizes the environmental damage by controlling these factors with the necessary examinations and precautions. .
ISO 14001 is a product standard, not a product standard, and it deals with how it is produced rather than what is produced. It is based on the monitoring and continuous improvement of environmental performance. It stipulates to comply with the conditions defined by the relevant legislation and laws regarding environmental factors.
TS EN ISO 14000 Series Standards:
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System-Features and User Guide
ISO 14004 Environmental Management - Environmental Management Systems - General Guide for Principles, Systems and Supporting Techniques
ISO 14020 Environmental Labels and Declarations-General Principles
ISO 14031 Environmental Management-Environmental Performance Evaluation-Guide
ISO 14040 Environmental Management - Lifelong Assessment General Principles and Practices
Guide to ISO 19011 Quality and Environmental Inspection
AŞAN CONSULTANCY IS0 14001: 2004 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ESTABLISHMENT STAGES
* Current situation analysis
* Determination of legal conditions about the company
* Providing ISO 14001 Training (ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Training),
* Creating the system documentation
* Application of the system
* Application of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate
HISTORY OF ISO 14001
The preparation of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard is based primarily on the decisions taken at the world summit in Rio in June 1992 and the principles of the Rio Convention. Approximately 1 year after the world summit in Rio, a technical committee was established by ISO in 1993 to prepare international environmental management standards, consisting of representatives of approximately 50 different countries. As a result of the work of this committee, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard was published in September 1996. Although the implementation of the ISO 14000 standard is still on a voluntary basis, it is expected that the standard will turn into a mandatory practice in the near future by both the society, international organizations and governments.
SOME DEFINITIONS ABOUT ISO 14001
CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT: Continuous improvement of the organization´s environmental management system in order to achieve improvements in the overall environmental performance of the organization in accordance with its environmental policy.
ENVIRONMENT: It is the environment in which an organization carries out its activities, including air, water, soil, natural resources, plant community (flora, animal community (fauna), people and their relations.
ENVIRONMENTAL SIZE: They are the elements of the organization, its activities, products or services that interact with the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: All kinds of positive or negative changes in the environment that arise partially or completely due to the activities, products and services of the organization.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: It is the organization´s declaration to explain the intentions and principles of general environmental performance and to form a framework with the activities, environmental objectives and targets.
PREVENTION OF POLLUTION: Re-commissioning in order to prevent, reduce or control contamination