ISO 14000 Introduction

Get to know what ISO 14000 is and decide if it is right for your company with this half-day introduction program.

Course Outline

On the way to effective and proactive environmental management systems

  • Current situation within the US regulatory framework

What is ISO 14000?

  • General introduction
  • Parts of an effective environmental management system
  • Background on ISO
  • Contents of ISO 14000
  • Current status

Environmental Management Systems Standard - ISO 14001

  • Environmental policy
  • Planning
  • Implementing and operation
  • Checking and corrective action
  • Management review

Guidance documents

  • Environmental auditing
  • Environmental performance evaluation
  • Life-cycle assessment
  • Environmental labeling

What are the benefits of an effective EMS?

ISO 14000 in the global marketplace - comparison to the other standards and guidelines

  • EMAS - European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

Certification - is it important for you?

Integrating environmental issues in a quality management system

  • Comparison to ISO 9000
  • The synergy of integration within ISO 9000

EPA and regulatory perspective on ISO 14000

American and European survey results.

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