For the management system according to ISO 14001: 2015
Environment is a surrounding in which an organization operates. The environment includes air, water, soil, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans and their mutual relationships. ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems norm – The requirements in the operating instructions state requirements for an environmental management system that will enable the organization to develop and implement policies and targets that take into account legal requirements and information on significant environmental aspects. The main purpose of this international standard of support for environmental protection and the prevention of polution is in balance with socio-economic needs. Among other requirements, the norm also prescribes policy requirements and environmental managment goals.
The management of an organization wishing to introduce an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015 must define the environmental management policy of the organization and ensure that such policy is consistent with the nature, scope and impact of its activities, products or services on the environment. It must also ensure that policy involves the commitment of the management to permanently improve and prevent pollution and includes the commitment of compliance with the corresponding legal requirements and other requirements that the organization has commited in relation to its environmental aspects. Environmental management policy must provide a framework for setting up and reviewing general and individual goals. The policy prescribed must be accessible to the public and must be communicated to all persons working in the organization.
The organization must establish, apply and maintain documented general and individual goals at the appropriate functions and levels within the organization. General and individual goals must be measurable, whenever possible, in accordance with environmental management policy, including commitment to prevent pollution, compliance with the relevant legal requirements that the organization is commited to and commitment to lasting improvement.
For the management system according to ISO 9001:2015
ISO 9001 certificate confirms successful compliance with international standard ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Organizations that hold the ISO 9001 certification demonstrate a successfully implemented quality management system in their organization. Organizations can have established a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001, but only with certification procedures prove that this system is successfully implemented and thus their clients and other market participants can trust the introduces quality management system.
If you belong to organizations that want to maximize your benefit in every way from your management system, you will most likely wonder what additional value you will have and from the system certification itself. Will you benefit from the cost-benefit equivalent of the certification by making use of the helpful remarks of the expert who will evaluate your system? Will your certificate be internationally recognized? Will it enable and encourage you to constantly develop and improve your system?
The introduction of a quality management system should be the strategic decision of the organization. The organization’s environment, the organization’s goals, the products it offers, the proccesses established, the organizational structure and the market in which the organization operates is influenced by the introduction and application of a quality management system. The ISO 9001 standard promotes the acceptance of a process approach when developing, implementing and improving the efficency of a quality management system increases customer satisfaction by meeting its requirements. The ISO 9001 quality management system demonstrates its ability to consistently deliver products that meet customer requirements and requirements of laws and regulations.
Most organizations that invest their time, effort and financial resources in the preparation, implementation and operation of their quality management system will want to obtain an independent certification of their compliance, ie obtain a certificate from a certification company.
For energy management system according to ISO 50001: 2018
ISO 50001: 2018, Energy Management Systems – Requirements for Operating Instructions, provides requirements for the establishment of an energy management system (EnMS) in industrial plants, commercial, administrative and state buildings and entire organizations. It is estimated that this norm, which is geared to wider application in all national economic sectors, will affect around 60% of world energy use.
Energy is of key importance to the organization’s buisness and it can be a huge expense, regardless of their buisness. Apart from the economic costs of energy consumption for the organization, energy consumption can also cause damage to the consumption of natural resources and the negative impacts on climate change.
As with all ISO system management norms, ISO 50001 is designed to be applied to any organization, regardless of its size or buisness, regardless of whatever it is in the public or private sector, and regardless of its geographic location.
ISO 50001 is based on the model of the ISO management system that is applied in the standards of the management systems. In particular, the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) process has been specifically adopted for the continuius improvement of the energy management system. This enables the integration of energy management organizations with other organizational quality management systems, the environment, etc.
That approach is described by the management model as follows:
Plan: carries out an energy rating and establishes a baseline, energy performance indicators (ENPIs), long-term and short-term goals, and action plans necessary for obtaining results that will improve energy features in accordance with the energy policy organization.
Do: carries out plans of action on energy management.
Check: observe and measure the key features of operations that determine energy features in relation to energy policy and long term energy policy goals and report on results.
Act: take action to continuously improve the EnMS feature.