25 Jan 2020Posted By: Mudit Handa


How to enhance the Environmental Management System in an Organization?

It can never be denied that environmental degradation is really a grave issue for the whole world. It must be dealt with utmost sincerity. With the ailing health of our planet, the requirement for a concrete and effective Environmental Management System is indispensable. Particularly if we talk about the corporate sector, it has a massive carbon footprint. The only way the corporate entities can play their part in dealing with this grave situation is to opt for the ISO 14001 certification, for efficient Environmental Management System in an Organization.

 

1. Why does the corporate sector need ISO 14001 certification?

Simply because the corporate sector is one of the major contributors to environmental degradation, through carbon emissions!

We must understand that the way we are leading our lifestyles with the least concern for our home planet, will ultimately land up to our coming generation in great trouble. Be that as it may, our ways for life has already begun to adversely impact our health. Indeed, the corporate sector is generally answerable for the harm to our planet. The offices and work environments are the main sources of air contamination and environmental degradation. The time has already arrived that we assume the responsibility control the situation and attempt to mitigate the environmental damage.


2. How to begin implementing the ISO 14001 EMS?

There’s no doubt that the Environmental Management must be taken as a drive or a mission to cure the ailing Earth. So, it’s time to switch to a more eco-friendly lifestyle from 2020. The ISO 14001 guidelines can help a lot in actualizing the goal of a green and healthy planet. To begin with, you must focus on accomplishing trivial goals that lead towards the ultimate goal of implementation of the desired Environmental Management System in the Organization. There are some fundamental and little changes you can make in your normal everyday routine to help continue with a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

There is a need to assess the progress and consistency in the implementation of the desired Environmental Management System as per the directives of the ISO 14001 certification standard. And here comes the important role of an EMS management representative. We must discuss in full detail about the role of the environmental management representative.


3. What is the role of an environmental management representative?

The main activity of the environmental management representative is classified in 2 different segments as per the ISO 14001 directives.

  • The foremost aspect is to guarantee that the environmental management structure is set up and continues working effectively.
  • Further, he has to ensure that top management gets familiar with all the new changes being implanted within the management system so they can accordingly adapt the needs, modify their resources, and make the right plans as the need to achieve the desired Environmental Management System.

4. How to report the status of environmental management?

The job of the environmental management representative is not limited to know how things are going; further, he has to report the people from the top management about what all is foreseen for the perfect environmental management structure and how well it is meeting the desired impact for the advancement. The essential strategy for doing this is through the management review process recognized in ISO certification.

The management overview consolidates review of data from the structure, which addresses the following issues:

  • The delayed result of internal audits and compliance surveys
  • Correspondence from outside meeting
  • Status of remedial and preventive activities
  • Status of objectives and targets
  • Recommendations for overhauling the EMS

From this analysis that takes take a closer look at the consequences of environmental management (EMS) structure, top management would now be able to know how well or incapably the management system is performing. On that basis, we can ascertain what all must be done to make sure that the goals of the EMS standard are properly applied throughout the organization.

 

If you any sort of assistance related to the ISO certification process, please feel free to contact our business advisor at 8881-069-069.

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