ISO 14001

Facto, Lara Malaya, Janelle Pojanes, Jonahra Zialcita, Candice

Description of ISO(developer of ISO 14001) ISO (International Organization for Standardization) The world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards. . Switzerland. that coordinates the system. a network of the national standards institutes of 163 countries. with a Central Secretariat in Geneva. a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. one member per country.

Description of ISO(developer of ISO 14001) ‡ ISO 14001 was developed by a committee called TC 207 Goal: To develop a common approach to Environmental Management Systems that is internationally recognized. .

Reasons for development of ISO 14001 ISO 14001 was developed to provide a framework for a holistic. strategic approach to the organization's environmental policy. ‡ Developed to encourage organizations to systematically address the environmental impacts of their activities. ‡ . plans and actions.

Brief History ‡ The concept of Environmental Management System emerged in early nineties and its genesis could be traced back to 1972 when the United Nations organized a Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm and subsequently launched the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). .

‡ All these initiation led to evolving the concepts of Sustainable Development and Environmental Management System (EMS). World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) was established.Brief History ‡ As a result. in Rio-de-Janeiro. . adopting Montreal Protocol and Basel Convention and holding United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) popularly known as Earth Summit in 1992.

Itinerary of Events Leading to development of ISO14001 Standard Year 1972 1972 1974 Event United Nations Conference on Human Environment was held in Stockholm United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was launched World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) was established for reassessing the environmental impact in the context of development To improve its public image. the Chemical industry launched "Responsible Care Programme" WCED published a landmark report "Our Common future" which introduced the term "Sustainable Development" and urged the industry to develop effective environmental management systems Montreal Protocol on control of substances that deplete the ozone layer Adoption of Basal Convention on Control of Trans-boundary Movement of Hazardous waste and their disposal 1984 1987 1987 1989 .

1992 .Itinerary of Events Leading to development of ISO14001 Standard Year 1990 1991 1991 1991 Event The International Chamber of Commerce developed the Business Charter for Sustainable Development ICC Business Charter was launched during the Second World Industry Conference on Environment Management (WICEM) The UNCED established the Business Council on Sustainable Development (BCSD) which approached the ISO to develop EMS standards. United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) also referred as the Earth Summit held in Rio-de-Janerio considered how the world can move towards sustainable development and adopted Agenda 21. a "global consensus and political commitment at the highest" level on how governments. ISO established a Strategic Advisory Group on Environment (SAGE). enterprises and non-governmental organisations can cooperate to solve the crucial environmental problems of our time which threaten human life and society. which after conducting feasibility study recommended formation of an ISO technical committee for developing uniform international standard on EMS.

a technical committee (ISO/TC/207) on Environmental Management was set up to develop ISO 14000 series of international standards on environmental management systems over a wide range of topics related to environmental management. On the recommendation of SAGE. United Kingdom brought out BS 7750 the first standard on Environmental Management System. ISO 14001 standard was brought out by ISO 1993 1995 1996 . The world Trade Organisation (WTO) encouraged development of the ISO 14000 series of international standards as the "level playing fields" as required by international trade agreements.Itinerary of Events Leading to development of ISO14001 Standard Year 1992 1992 1993 Event Adoption of Convention on Biodiversity to ensure conservation of biological diversity and its sustainable use. European Union introduced the Eco-Management and Audit Regulation (EMAS) on voluntary basis.

waste and recycling . now and future. ‡ Demonstration of legal and regulatory compliance ‡ Potential for reduced public liability insurance costs ‡ Overall cost savings: in terms of consumption.Impact of adoption of the Standard ‡ Better management of environment risks. ‡ Increased access to new customers and business partners.

Summary of the Standard ‡ ISO 14001 was developed by TC 207 to develop an internationally common approach to the Environmental Management system. it encourages organizations to become responsible for the impact of their activities ‡ Because of the adoption of ISO 14001. It provides a framework for an organization's environmental approach ‡ With the help of ISO 14001. organizations are now able to save cost by minimizing waste and recycling .

Evaluation of Group Work ‡ The report on ISO 14001 made us understand and realize that it is important that organizations take responsibility for the impact of their actions because what they are doing can also affect the environment ‡ This report made us value the importance of nature and the significance of the efforts of TC 207 to help the environment .

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