EMS Legislation

BS EN ISO14001: 2004 Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001 is a voluntary standard to which organisations can become certified, not a legal requirement. The standard provides guidelines on how to manage an organisations environmental impact, support environmental protection and prevent pollution in conjunction with socio-economic needs. Organisations can choose to apply for certification to the standard through third parties accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Scheme (UKAS). The revised standard is still being reviewed and is scheduled to be published in September 2015, entitled ISO 14001:2015.
OSPAR Recommendation 2003/5 to promote the use and implementation of Environmental Management Systems by the Offshore Industry The goal of this Recommendation is that by the end of 2005 all operators within Contracting Parties’ jurisdiction in the UKCS maritime area should have in place Environmental Management Systems that are in accordance with the principals of internationally recognised standards. This Recommendation had effect from 27 June 2003.

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