Environmental Management & ISO 14001
Why think about ISO 14001?
ISO 14001 is an accredited environmental management systems (EMS) that shows you have an effective environmental management system that is built around a philosophy of continuous improvement.
How can PHSC help?
Whether you are already working towards formal accreditation of your environmental management system or if you are just thinking about starting to work towards it, PHSC can assist you. Support can be provided in a number of ways.
An initial environmental review:
This is the first step for organisations that have not yet implemented an EMS. An initial review helps to identify the legislation relevant to your business, the significant environmental impacts and evaluate the existing management systems that you may have.
An audit of your organisation:
This is suitable for organisations that have an EMS and wish to know how to improve it to a level that would allow you to apply for formal accreditation to ISO 14001. The analysis takes the form of a gap analysis and the final report incorporates an action plan to guide your organisation to the required standard of environmental management.
An audit of your supply chain:
This is in the same format as an external audit of your business, except that this audits a supplier (or potential supplier) to your business. Such audits allow you to ensure that your supply chain has implemented an environmental management system in accordance with your specifications.
We can offer a specialist service to make the transition to the 2015 standard for your Quality and / or Environmental Management System as sooth as possible. With our cost-effective fixed price package, completed in 12 weeks, it includes these vital components.
- Update Gap Analysis
Reviewing your current system against new requirements to establish what gaps exist and what requires to be done to ensure transition. Particular emphasis on the changes to leadership and risk management.
- Manual Rewrite
Update to manual to ensure it reflects changes to the standard. Although a manual is no longer required it will continue to be core to demonstrating how you deliver quality management.
- Review and Update Existing Procedures
Despite the removal of mandatory procedures from the new standard you will probably retain some or consolidate other in the update process. We are able to do this for you.
- Risk Management (ISO 9001)
Provide guidance on achieving the new, risk management elements of the Quality Management System.
- Aspect Identification and Life Cycle Consideration (ISO 14001)
Make adjustments to your existing aspect identification procedures to ensure you are conforming with the requirements to consider the life cycle of your product or service.
- Final Audit
Completion of an audit of your systems against the new standard. Issue audit report.
- Update Auditor Training
Provide training to your existing internal auditors so that they are familiar with the requirements of the new standards.
We already know that one of the core aims of the update is to improve the level of integration between management systems. For many of our clients we can assist in the integration process and we are happy to review your existing arrangements for this purpose. Updating your systems offers a great opportunity to integrate and make more effective your management systems.
If you would like to find out more about how PHSC can help, contact us now!