1st Edition

INSDE ISO 14000 The Competitive Advantage of Environmental Management

By Donald Alford Sayre Copyright 1996
    248 Pages
    by CRC Press

    248 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a master scheme in mind for the protection and preservation of the environment, for sustainable development of life and improving the ecosystem. They call it ISO 14000, the standard and guidelines for effective environmental management systems.
    Inside ISO 14000 does what its title suggests-tells you everything you need to know to comply with the ISO 14000 series and create and implement a successful environmental management system for competitive advantage. Every chapter in this guide gives you inside information on what the ISO 14000 series will require of organizations to become ISO 14000 certified. The author adds key information from related standards (other ISO 14000 standards, ISO 9000 and ANSI/ASQC E4), plus useful information from his 25+ years of experience in environmental and quality management.
    Five of the ISO 14000 standards were finalized and issued in 1996. Companies with an eye for competitive advantage will prosper from this book. Inside ISO 14000 will enable you to understand the language of the standard, meet specific requirements and implement them with ease, and optimize available resources.

    Benefits of Having an Environmental Management System
    Normative References
    Environmental Management System Principles and Elements
    How to Start: Commitment and Policy
    Top Management Commitment and Leadership
    Initial Environmental Review
    Environmental Policy
    Identification of Environmental Aspects and Evaluation of Associated Environmental Impacts
    Legal Requirements
    Internal Performance Criteria
    Environmental Objectives and Targets
    Environmental Management Plans and Programs
    Ensuring Capability
    Resources-Human, Physical, and Financial
    Environmental Management System Alignment and Integration
    Accountability and Responsibility
    Environmental Values and Motivation
    Knowledge, Skills, and Training
    Support Actions
    Communication and Reporting
    Environmental Management System
    Environmental Management System
    Records and Information Management
    Operational Controls
    Emergency Preparedness and Response
    Measurement and Evaluation
    Measuring and Monitoring Ongoing Performance
    Audits of the Environmental Management System
    Review and Improvement
    Review of the Environmental Management System
    Corrective and Preventive Action
    Continual Improvement
    Where Is ISO 14000 Headed?
    Practical Ideals as Realities


    Sayre, Donald Alford