ISO 14001. Environmental Management

When discussing environmental management, ISO 14001 represents the global common language.

This standard can be implemented by any organization regardless of size, activities or the impact it has over the environment.


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About ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is part of a family of standards meant to help organizations reduce the effect of their activities over the environment, conform to legal requirements and improve continually.

There are quite a few standards in the ISO 14000 family and they address aspects like greenhouse gases (ISO 14064), carbon footprint (ISO/WD 14067), eco-design (ISO/CD 14006) or the evaluation of products and services lifecycle (ISO 14044) .

ISO 14001 certification

The certification of the environmental management system represents the confirmation of the organization’s commitment for protecting the environment and the recognition of its efforts in this direction.

This standard is applicable to any kind of entity and the estimation of ISO is that there are more than 300.000 organizations using this standard in the world.

Of course ISO 14001 can be implemented and certified independently or integrated with other management system standards like ISO 9001 or OHSAS 18001.

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Which are the components of the P-D-C-A cycle?
What represents a requirement determined as not applicable to the QMS as per ISO 9001:2015?
Which of the following can be considered post-delivery activities according to ISO 9001:2015?
What is the frequency for internal audits required by ISO 9001:2015?
Which of the following statements is true?

1. What is the relation between environmental aspects and impacts?
2. Which statement is true according to ISO 14001:2015?
3. The corrective action is?
4. As per ISO 14001:2015 compliance obligations refer to:
5. For determining environmental aspects purposes, the life cycle of a product may include stages like:

1. The occupational health and safety policy
2. What represents a “near-miss”?
2. OHSAS 18001 requires:
4. Which of the following statements is false?
5. As per OHSAS 18001 the health and safety of visitors to the workplace represents the responsibility of the organization?

1. What represents the Statement of Applicability?
2. In case the same person is responsible for both initiating and approving specific transactions, what information security control is not respected?
3. In case the organization decides to outsource software development does it have any responsibility to monitor the activity of its subcontractor(s) in terms of information security?
4. The decision to accept a security risk represents an option for treatment?
5. What is the principle of independence related to internal audits referring to?