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This study investigates the current situation of ISO 14001 implementation in Australia. It focuses on selected issues such as: (1) the most important reasons for organizations in Australia to adopt ISO 14001; (2) the benefits and costs of certification in Australia; and (3) the problems encountered by early adopters that attained ISO 14001 in Australia. To address these issues, a mail survey was sent to 190 samples, which represented 199 companies that were certified to ISO 14001 before March 2000 in Australia. Seventy three questionnaires were returned providing approximately 40% response rate overall.
The results show that the most important reasons behind the adoption of ISO 14001 by companies in Australia were improving environmental performance, enhancing due diligence, and improving regulation compliance. Environmental reasons were rated as more important than other reasons such as business competition mentioned in overseas literature.
The results also show that the costs of implementing ISO 14001 are very different from one company to another. It depends on many factors like how many sites and how many programs. Most respondents reported that benefits from ISO 14001 implementation are internal rather than market benefits.
The results highlight that several problems arise when implementing ISO 14001 in Australia. These problems should be addressed by regulators and later adopters in order to gain more benefit for organizations that choose to adopt ISO 14001 in Australia.
ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems - …
This report reviews BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 to assess its use in making offices more energy efficient and generally more sustainable. It uses the implementation of the standard into the architects' practice, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson, as a case study as well as interviews with accredited assessors and other organisations who have been certified. ISO 14001: 2004 is an international standard detailing how to set up an environmental management system, BS EN ISO 14001: 2004 being the UK ratified version. It is possible but not necessary to be independently certified. Any body can provide certification but there are accredited certifiers, accredited for specific organization types and in specific countries. Existing UK accreditation certificates are available on the UKAS website. Architecture is covered under the 'construction' type. To qualify for certification, an organisation needs to have: an environmental policy, a register of environmental aspects, a register of applicable legal requirements, a list of objectives and targets and a framework for implementing, monitoring, reviewing, correcting and updating the above under the responsibility of a senior manager. There is limited guidance in the standard about setting the aspects and extensive knowledge of environmental issues is needed to determine them. To quantify significant aspects in relation to the casestudy's office activities, an audit was carried out. The intention is to carry out this audit annually. The results of the first audit for building energy, water and waste were all higher than typical and some excessively. Table 2 at the end of Part 4 used the information from the audit to set objectives and targets for each one and identifies how these are to be monitored and measured to indicate improvement. The targets are set deliberately low for the first year so that resources can be spent on assisting and improving implementation across the office. The next step is to appoint the accredited auditor and carry out a gap analysis with the intention of going for full certification in the new year, 2008. The standard does offer a comprehensive system, with the exception of social sustainability issues, but suffers from being so generic that it requires expert help to implement for those with little environmental knowledge. A certified system, supported by an accredited auditor, should give clients confidence that an organisation is doing its best to improve environmental impacts but this would depend on the competence of the auditor to both advise on implementation and monitor that it is being carried out. Finally, the current low cost of carbon trading could affect take up. Currently it would be cheaper to pay to offset all AFR's carbon emissions than implement the system. This should sort itself out in time as the price of carbon trading reaches a more meaningful level. For the standard to be easily used by small businesses, there needs to be country and organisation type specific information for all the managed elements of the standard available in a recognised location at low or no cost.
In product quality and food safety, focus was on strengthening the FSSC 22000 food safety systems at Fazer’s production sites. All Fazer’s bakeries in Finland, Sweden and Russia, all Fazer Confectionery’s production sites and Fazer Mills Sweden are now certified according to the FSSC 22000. The external certification body audit results were good. Fazer’s restaurants in Sweden are certified to the ISO 9001 quality management system standard, including the main processes, the office and two restaurant units. Fazer’s restaurants in Finland were certified already earlier.
ISO 14001 implementation in Australia - Open Access …
Denise earned a B.A. in International Relations from the University of South Florida. She is trained in ISO/IEC 17065, IOAS Organic Certification Management and organic crop inspections, and is a trainer and inspector for multiple social justice certifications. Denise was with QCS for seven years before leaving as Operations Director in 2014 to live abroad in France and Morocco. Returning to the States in 2017, Denise is proud to again work with the QCS team and its passionate clients to bring integrity to the global organic control system. Denise enjoys exploring Florida’s beautiful nature, gardening and running.
Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14001 ..
[2 points] (a) What are the various ISO certifications available, and (b) how important are they today in creating and maintaining global market share?
Systems and ISO 14001 Certification for Construction Firms ..
ISO 9001:2008 Certification ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and [...]