ISO 14001, EMAS, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 Management Systems

Services related to ISO 14001, EMAS, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 Management Systems

·         Gap analysis

·         Identification of environmental aspects, evaluation, determination of significant aspects

·         Identification of legal and other requirements, evaluation of compliance

·         Proposal for objectives, targets and programmes, identification of improvement potential

·         Proposal for responsibilities and authorities related to environment protection

·         Training needs assessment, preparation of training plans, training schedules, carry out of trainings, internal auditor training

·         Preparation and maintenance of documentation

·         Elaboration of operational control of environment protection, documentation and review of regulations, procedures, work instructions

·         Establishment of emergency preparedness procedures, preparation of plans, trainings and drills

·         Planning, carry out and documentation of monitoring and measurement

·         Planning and carry out of internal audits

·         Taking part in management reviews on demand

·         Taking over the role of the Environmental Management Representative, co-ordination of the operation of the Environemental Management System

·         Preparatory consultation for certification, surveillance and re-audits, active on-site support

·         Review of operation of existing systems, restructuring, simplification, integration with other management systems


More about Environmental Management services

In the mid '90s, management systems have appeared first in the field of quality, then focusing on the environment. The European Union issued a directive in July 1993, which become known as EMAS Regulation (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, EC 1836/93). The new (761/2001/EC) version of EMAS was issued by the Commission in 2001. Next time it happened in November 2006 (196/2006/EC) when EMAS has been aligned for the newly released, second version of the ISO 14001, the ISO 14001:2004. The third revision of EMAS has been released in November 2009 (1221/2009/EC).

Both the ISO 14001 standard and EMAS is based on the Deming-cycle. It is also known as PDCA cycle which stands for plan, do, check, and act.  In common language:

·         P - identify the environmental aspects, and their respective legal framework, and set objectives, targets and programmes for the reduction and / or mitigation of existing aspects.

·         D - implement the system at all levels of the organization, with responsible persons, aspects of training and communication, proper level of documentation, regulating the everyday operation of in sufficient detail, not forgetting the emergency preparedness.

·         C – monitor the achievement of the objectives, the environmental parameters and compliance with the legal and other requirements, carry out preventive and corrective measures, make records of these and other elements of the system, then put the system to the test by conducting an internal audit to reveal the weaknesses of it.

·         A – finally the management has to evaluate of the operation of the system and has to set the direction for development based on the information available.

The certification ISO 14001 systems are usually carried out by independent, accredited certification bodies. The certificate justifies the conformance with the standard’s requirements. A common motivation to prepare for such a certification, that the customer in the supply chain simply requires suppliers to implement such a certified system, but in some tenders it can also be an advantage or a prerequisite to have a certified management system implemented.

In addition to the requirements of the ISO 14001, EMAS requires a preliminary environmental assessment and a more active participation from the workers in the operation of the EMAS. Relevant environmental information must be made publicly available and the organisation must be 100% compliant with the applicable environmental legislation. The EMAS system and issued environmental statement must be verified by an independent verifier, registered in the EU Member States.