ISO 14001 Certification in Jordan sets out criteria for an effective Environmental Management System it is a part of a management system which can also be integrated with other management system standards, most commonly ISO 9001& ISO 45001. ISO 14001 helps in the design and manage environmental aspects, addresses risks and opportunities, meets legal obligations, and builds trust within your shareholders and customers.
In an ISO management system standards, the various numbered sections are referred to as clauses. After some introduction and definitions as mentioned above, the actual requirements of the ISO 14001 standard are contained in clauses 4 to 10.
Clause 6 is about environmental aspects which are elements of an organization’s activities or products or services that interact or can interact with the environment. Clause 6.1 Actions to address risk and opportunities taking these into account this clause requires your organization to develop a process to consider the risks and opportunities that could affect the performance of your organization’s EMS, and to use this risk planning process to plan how to meet the requirements and issues relating to interested parties that were identified in the context of the organization. Clause 6.2 Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them taking the organization’s environmental aspects into account. Clause 6 requires that you set environmental objectives at relevant levels and functions and to develop a plan of actions to achieve these objectives.
Clause 7 Support and 7.1 describes the requirement to determine the resources needed for an effective and continually improving EMS. Clause 7.2 Competence In particular, you have to ensure that the people are not only trained but competent with regard to the organization’s environmental aspects. Clause 7.3 Awareness they must be aware of not only of the EMS responsibilities but also the implications of non-compliance with regulations and not conforming with EMS requirements. Clause 7.4 the requirement for processes establishing and controlling EMS related communications is laid out in some detail, covering the need to know what, how, when and with whom both within and beyond the organization. Clause 7.5 Documented Information finally,clause 7 requires that you properly and responsibly manage EMS documents and records. You start by determining how extensive your documentation needs to be and then ensure that all of the relevant EMS documents and records are properly controlled.