Urban Environmental Management
Cities, EMS and Everything
Putting up a Green Front
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Steps involved in obtaining ISO 14001 certification

  1. Initial review of impacts and influences on outside the environment.
  2. Evaluation of environmental policy aspects
  3. Setting up of environmental objectives and targets
  4. Setting up an environmental management programme
  5. Promulgation of an Environmental Policy

    EFirst Provisional Audit of steps taken E

  6. Training of staff and other personnel
  7. Communication and documentation of environmental aspects
  8. Operation and management control
  9. Emergency preparedness and response (including satisfying building/fire control laws)
  10. Monitoring and evaluation
  11. Non-performance and corrective action
  12. Documentation and recording
  13. Internal auditing
  14. Management review

    Second Provisional Review E

    Corrective action
    Final Audit Report and Certification

    The entire process above can take from a year to two years to complete.

    Source: UNU ISO Working Group


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