Certification according to ISO 14001 issued under accreditation
Certification is expected to ensure that the organization has an environmental management system that is appropriate to the nature of its activities, products and services and that it complies with the requirements of ISO 14001.
A. has defined an environmental policy that is appropriate to the nature, size and environmental impact of its activities and products and services.
B. has defined the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that it is able to control and / or influence, and has identified those that could have an important environmental impact (including those concerning suppliers and contractors).
C. has set up procedures to identify environmental laws and other applicable requirements to define how these are applied to its environmental aspects and to keep the related information updated.
D. has put in place effective controls to meet legal and other applicable requirements.
E. has defined environmental objectives that are measurable, where practicable, taking into consideration legal requirements and significant environmental factors, and has prepared programs to achieve these objectives.
F. guarantees that the personnel working for the organization are aware of the requirements of the environmental management system and that they have the competence to carry out activities that can have important environmental impacts.
G. has implemented procedures for internal communication, such as responding to - and communicating, if necessary, with - the external parties concerned.
H. ensures that operations associated with significant environmental impacts are carried out with specific controls and monitoring, and controls the key characteristics of its operations that could have an important environmental impact.
J. has established and (where possible) tested procedures for dealing with emergencies that could impact the environment.
K. periodically evaluates compliance with legal and other requirements.
L. takes steps to avoid non-conformities and has established procedures for:
1. deal with any non-conformities;
2. analyze the causes of this non-compliance and carry out corrective actions to avoid any repetition of the same.
M. has implemented effective procedures for management review and internal audits.