Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
- Consent Needed and How to Obtain It
- Performance Standards
- Sampling/Monitoring Requirements
- Reporting Requirements
- Non Compliance
- Renewal and Variation
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|OSPAR recommendation 2003/5:
The OSPAR recommendation requires that contracting operators must:
For operators who are not registered to ISO 14001 or EMAS, BEIS requires a number of actions to ensure full compliance with the requirements of the OSPAR Recommendation.The operators EMS must be independently verified to demonstrate it is in accordance with environmental requirements.
|BS EN ISO 14001:
Any organisation can can apply for accreditation to ISO 14001. Organisations seeking accreditation must:
Organisations wishing to attain accreditation to EMAS must:
Monitoring requirements for all three standards (BS EN ISO 14001/EMAS and BS8555/2003) depend on the nature and scale of the activities, products and services associated with the organisation.
However under all three schemes, organisations must monitor their:
|BS EN ISO 14001/EMAS/BS 8555: 2003:
Once an organisation has achieved accreditation to the standards, failure to comply can result in an organisation losing its accredited status.
|EMAS/BS EN ISO 14001/BS8555: 2003:
|For each of the standards external verification is required by a UKAS accredited verifier. The period of external verification will vary depending on the length of time the organisation has been accredited, however it is generally an annual requirement in the initial stages of accreditation.
Revised ISO 14001 receives overwhelming support:
Revision of ISO 14001 has moved into its final stages with the results of the latest positive ballot on the Draft International Standard.
|Revision to ISO 14001 Standard:
ISO is in the process of revising the current ISO 14001 standard. The revised standard is due to be published in January 2015. An information note (PDF document), issued by ISO, provides an overview on the scope, process, time lines and emerging changes.
An agreement has now been reached on the draft text for the revised ISO 14001 Standard for the next round of consultation.
|Commission Decision 2007/747/EC:
Decision 2007/747/EC formally recognises certification procedures in EU eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS).