ISO14001 Step by Step: A Practical Guide

  • 37m
  • Asif Hayat Khan, Naeem Sadiq
  • IT Governance
  • 2011

This pocket guide, intended to help you put in place an EMS, is specifically focused on ISO14001. It is designed to enable industry managers, who may be lacking in specialist knowledge, to achieve compliance with the Standard. A step-by-step approach makes the guide easy to follow. The authors, two experienced auditors, are acknowledged experts on environmental management systems, and they have drawn on material from the UK’s Environment Agency. The pocket guide will prove invaluable, not only for auditors and trainers, but also for managers across many sectors of industry.

Read this guide and learn how to …

  • Achieve compliance with ISO14001: Instead of just telling you, in bureaucratic fashion, what is specified under ISO14001, this user-friendly guide looks at the active steps you can take in order to ensure compliance with the Standard. It discusses the factors you need to consider when defining the objectives of the EMS, such as financial viability and available technology, and offers suggestions for measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of your environmental policy.
  • Manage environmental risks: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is an example of the financial and reputational risks associated with environmental pollution. This pocket guide contains sound advice on the types of operational controls you need to put in place to manage environmental risks and help avoid incidents.
  • Prepare to deal with an emergency: The pocket guide offers suggestions on how to plan for an emergency, such as a spillage or a gas leak, ensuring you have procedures in place to minimise the environmental impact.
  • Improve the image of your brand: Ultimately, organisations aim to operate in a way that shows respect for the environment. Certification to ISO14001 is a recognised measure of that commitment. It is in the interests of your business to be well regarded by the public and, if you use this guide to help secure compliance with ISO14001, you can improve public perception of your organisation. Investing in ISO14001 certification can contribute to enhanced brand equity.

About the Authors

Naeem Sadiq is a certified lead auditor and lead trainer for the ISO14001 standard. His work experience in engineering and management includes working as an independent consultant, auditor, and trainer for ISO14001 and ISO9001, as well as for the occupational health and safety standard OHSAS18001. Mr Sadiq has attended various conferences to give papers on standards for management systems, besides providing over 100 organisations with consultancy, training and auditing support. He holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering and writes regularly for the newspapers on environmental and social issues.

Asif Hayat Khan is a trained lead auditor and a trainer for ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001. In addition, he is a hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) auditor and has DuPont certification as a trainer in behavioural safety. In his various roles as consultant, auditor, trainer and manager, he has long experience of establishing and implementing the ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards across various sectors of industry. Mr Khan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

In this Book

  • ISO14001 Step By Step — A Practical Guide
  • Foreword
  • Environmental Policy, Objectives and Programmes (Clauses 4.2 & 4.3.3)
  • Identifying Environmental Aspects and Determining Significant Impacts (Clause 4.3.1)
  • Regulatory Requirements and Evaluation of Compliance (Clauses 4.3.2 & 4.5.2)
  • Resources, Roles, Responsibility, Authority and Communication (Clause 4.4.1 & 4.4.3)
  • Competence, Training and Awareness (Clause 4.4.2)
  • Documentation, Document Control and Records (Clause 4.3.1)
  • Operational Controls (Clause 4.4.6)
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response (Clause 4.4.7)
  • Measuring and Monitoring (Clause 4.5.1)
  • Non-Conformity, Corrective and Preventative Action (Clause 4.5.3)
  • Internal Audit (Clause 4.5.5)
  • Management Review and Continual Improvement (Clause 4.5.6)
  • Green Initiatives
  • Sample Procedure for Identification of Environmental Aspects
  • Sample Procedure for Internal and External Communication
  • Sample Procedure for Control of Documents and Records
  • Documents Required by ISO14001
  • Records Required By Iso14001
  • Sample Format for a Non-Conformity Report (Ncr)
  • Sample Procedure for Internal Ems Audit
  • Sample Input Report for Ems Management Review
  • Bibliographic Notes