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ISO 14001:2004

Environmental Management Systems

Martyn Clark

SGS United Kingdom

Implementation

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SGS Group


Established in 1878
-

Head Office in Geneva,
Switzerland


Core business is
Testing, Verification and Certification

Services


Over 70,000 employees
-
1250 Offices and 340
Laboratories in more than 140 Countries


Over 14,500 EMS clients world wide


Local UK presence across the UK offering EMS and
other certification services


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EMS Standards suitable for the NHS

ISO 14001:2004


International standard for Environmental Management
Systems
(EMS)

which specifies requirements that help
organisations, identify, evaluate, manage and improve their
impact on the environment

Eco
-
Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)


EU wide environmental registration scheme requires
organisations to produce a public statement on environmental
performance. EMAS incorporates ISO 14001

BS 8555:2003


British standard which breaks down the implementation
process for ISO 14001 or EMAS into 6 stages

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ISO 14001


ISO 14001 can be implemented in all areas of an
organisations
, large and small, one site or multiple sites
including:




Hospitals



Schools



Manufacturing



Procurement



Logistics



ISO 14001 sets the framework for meeting:




Requirements of Legislation



Objectives of
the organisation

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ISO 14001


ISO 14001:2004 is an international management system
standard designed to help
organisations

manage its
environmental impacts including:


Controlling significant environmental aspects to
prevent

pollution and minimise resource usage


Continually
improving

environmental performance by setting
and achieving environmental objectives in areas such as
climate change, sustainable development, energy efficiency,
resource consumption, waste, emissions to air, releases to
water and land etc.



Procedures to deliver
compliance

with legal & other
requirements


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ISO 14001:2004


The main requirements


The standard like a number of other international
management system standards is based on the PLAN


DO


CHECK


REVIEW model. The main requirements
are:


Produce an
Environmental Policy
that reflects the
organisation, its environmental impacts and commitment to
comply with legislation and improve environmental
performance


Identify environmental aspects (risks) and find out which
ones can have a
significant impact
on the environment


Manage the significant environmental aspects by either
control measures (hard or soft) or by setting improvement
objectives to bring about better control

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Identify environmental legislation that has to be complied
with and
evaluate the level of compliance


Develop environmental
objectives and targets
and a
management programme
to achieve these objectives


Audit and review
the Environmental Management System
to identify any areas of weakness and drive improvement


ISO 14001:2004


The main requirements

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ISO 14001 can be used to address many of the
environmental issues facing
organisations
, cut
costs
and
improve

quality


This includes issues relating to both the provision of
medical care and management of the estate


These can include:


Climate Change
-


Further reduction of the carbon footprint
to help achieve year on year reduction targets and CRC
reductions


Energy consumption



Large heat and lighting demand in
organisations

and across the estate


Water consumption



Laundries, cleaning activities and
domestic usage

ISO 14001:2004


The issues

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Waste



Application of the waste hierarchy (i.e. Reduce,
Reuse, Recycle etc.), safe management & disposal of
clinical, radioactive and hazardous waste


Transport



Employees and supplies


Procurement



Supplies, consumables, food and
construction materials etc.


Sustainable buildings



from design through to
construction




ISO 14001:2004


The issues

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There many benefits associated with a good EMS, both
tangible benefits for
organisations

as well as for the
environment. These can include:


Cost savings
due to reduction in waste, materials /
supplies consumed and energy use


Improved
compliance
with environmental legislation and
relationship with environmental regulators


Improved working environment for employees


Demonstration of environmental
commitment

to
stakeholders, the local community, charities etc.


ISO 14001:2004


The benefits

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In their 2006 position statement
Defra

also identified the
following benefits of an externally certified EMS:


Protection of reputational value


Confidence that the EMS meets recognised requirements
and standards


Independent review of the way the organisation is
committed to its activities and their associated impacts on
the environment


Enhanced value and assurance to customers in the supply
chain


Closer involvement of employees and other stakeholders


ISO 14001:2004


The benefits

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The route to certification


Initial Enquiry


Proposal


On site Pre
-
audit (Stage 1)


Document review (Stage 1)


On site Certification Audit (Stage 2)


Report


Certification granted
on completion of successful audit


Ongoing surveillance


6 monthly or annually


Extensions to scope


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Your SGS Proposal


The time required to conduct an ISO 14001 audit is related to
extent of the sites environmental impacts and the legislation
that applies

Outline information required to prepare a proposal includes:


The scope of certification** i.e. the activities carried out by
the organisation


Site location and details


The number of sites


The number of employees


An overview of the significant environmental aspects and
most applicable legislation

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Planning your certification


Upon receipt of your signed application SGS will:


Acknowledge receipt of your application


Supply you with contact details for the administration team
in the
local

SGS office


Allocate an EMS Lead Auditor who has experience of both
the
processes

and
environmental issues
of the NHS


Arrange a date convenient for you when the Pre
-
audit can
take place



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The Certification Process


Stage 1
-

Pre
-
audit


Is the EMS designed to achieve Environmental Policy?


Have
all environmental aspects
been evaluated and
does methodology used lead to logical conclusions
regarding significance?


Have all Legal & other requirements been identified and
has and an
evaluation of compliance
taken place?


Have procedures been put in place to respond to external
communications?


Has a
management review
taken place and have
internal
audits
been planned and have commenced?

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The Certification Process


Stage 1


Document review


Generally undertaken off
-
site but can also be performed on
site


A review of EMS documentation and relevant records to
establish that
all the clauses of ISO 14001
have been
adequately addressed within the EMS


Documents and records reviewed would typically include:
Environmental Policy, EMS manual and procedures,
registers of environmental aspects and legal & other
requirements, objectives & targets, and any environmental
permits, consents or licences


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The Certification Process


Stage 2 Audit


To confirm that the organisation adheres to its own
policies, objectives and procedures,


To confirm that the EMS conforms with all the
requirements of ISO 14001 and is achieving the
organisation’s policy objectives


To determine whether the EMS is capable of, and
designed to, achieve
on
-
going compliance
with applicable
regulatory requirements


To determine whether the EMS is capable of achieving
continual improvement
and
preventing pollution
.



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What can SGS do for you?



Provide
integrated UKAS Accredited audits
with other
standards to save your time and money, for example:


ISO 9001


OHSAS 18001


ISO 50001


Provide experienced, qualified EMS auditors in your area


Provide accredited environmental training courses


Seminars, newsletters, white papers and case studies to
keep you up
-
to
-
date


examples provided here.


Certification within the NHS


potential to share best
practice without breeching confidentiality agreements


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What can SGS do for you?



ISO 14001 certification


BS 8555 assessment


EMAS verification / validation


ISO 50001 certification
-

Energy Management Systems


EU Emissions Trading Scheme verification


Environmental, Sustainability & CSR Report verification


BS 8901 certification


Sustainable Event Management
Systems


Training

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If you would like more information…….


SGS Systems Services and Certification

SGS United Kingdom Ltd


Martyn Clark

Sector Specialist UK and Ireland


Phone: +44 (0) 800 900 094


Mobile: +44 (0) 7824 089 998


Fax: +44 (0) 1276 697 696


martyn.clark@sgs.com

www.uk.sgs.com