is an Environmental Management System........
How is ISO 14000 implemented
Senior management identifies
appropriate resources and designates which employees
it would like to see participate in this program.
It is ultimately responsible for:
Informing the employees of the initiatives
Formulating appraisal systems
Establishing support systems.
management then designates a working committee
that will name an ISO Champion. This person usually
demonstrates commitment to the project and is
capable of managing the entire implementation
of the project.
Policies and procedures of the Environmental Management
System are completed by a cross-functional team
that has knowledge in the relevant areas.
This particular methodology that BTI uses has
been tested in several scenarios and has proven
to be quite beneficial for the ISO 9000 program.
As it is with ISO 9000, documentation is an essential
part of the registration process. Companies are
required to thoroughly document policies, procedures,
work instructions, and other records to define
a clear picture of the companies Environmental
Management System. Archiving of the past monitoring
and calibration records is an important aspect
of the documentation process.
Integration of ISO 14000 and ISO 9000 in Your
In the future it is expected that there will
be an amalgamation of the audit process for ISO
9000 and ISO 14000. Currently parts of the ISO
committee are studying this scenario. There is
some thought that ISO 14000 will become part of
the ISO 9000 series standards. The initial registration
process for both standards will be difficult and
likely separate. Upon registration the company
can focus on maintenance and continuous improvement
in both areas as if it were one system .