||Understanding and Implementing ISO 14001
||Annette Dennis McCully, John V. Kinsella, P.G.
||American Management Association
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You'll gain the skills to:
- Manage environmental liabilities and challenges in a systematic manner
- Impact your organization's bottom line by significantly reducing inefficiency
- Participate effectively in a cross-functional environmental management
Understanding and Implementing ISO 14001 shows you, in step-by-step
detail, how to design and implement a functioning environmental management
system (EMS) that meets the ISO 14001 standard. Whatever your industry,
you'll learn how to identify the environmental aspects and impacts of
your operations, and address them with specific job functions in areas
including cost accounting and purchasing.
Following the format of the standard, Understanding and Implementing
ISO 14001 shows you how to evaluate the legal and regulatory aspects,
benefits, risks, costs, and savings, and apply them strategically to your
organization. Numerous real-world cases - featuring actual documents and
experiences from major corporations - enhance your learning.
You'll learn how to:
- Integrate environmental liabilities into your business planning process
- Reduce operating costs in materials, pollution abatement, and waste
- Focus resources on environmental risk
- Position your organization to act quickly on future government regulation
Understand the specification
standard for an environmental management system. Recognize appropriate
techniques to determine environmental risks and impact. Learn how reusing,
recycling, and redesigning affect the organizations bottom line.
About This Course:
Understanding and Implementing ISO 14001 is designed as a
practical handbook for managers whose organizations are implementing or planning
to implement an environmental management system (EMS) to meet the ISO 14001
standard requirements, whether or not their companies plan to become certified
to ISO 14001. Our approach is geared to managers and technical staff who have
some knowledge of environmental protection practices or work closely with
environmental staff. Because implementation of an ISO 14001 EMS must be
integrated into business processes, we are also addressing the financial costs
and cost savings of proactive environmental management.
The ISO 14001 standard is rapidly being implemented by
organizations that recognize the tremendous benefits to be gained from managing
environmental liabilities and challenges in a systematic manner.
The adoption of the ISO 9000 series of quality management
standards over the last ten years has proven that applying the Plan-Do-Check-Act
cycle to quality management systems results in more efficient and effective
processes, cost savings, improved sales, and satisfied customers. Similarly,
companies that have implemented ISO 14001 are realizing comparable results, now
just emerging in quantifiable terms.
This dynamic self-study course provides you with a
practical understanding of the standard and how to design and implement a
functioning EMS. You will learn how to identify the environmental aspects and
impacts of your operations, as well as how to develop objectives and targets and
supporting programs. Once you have a plan in place, you will learn how to
implement the system by establishing a crossfunctional management team, training
employees, establishing lines of communication, and documenting your system.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of the ISO
14001 standard. Information about price and vendors is included in the course.
Annette Dennis McCully has been a science journalist and
technical writer for 13 years, conducting interviews of Pentagon, corporate,
governmental, and military officials for articles and case studies. Previously
at Boeing Corporate Safety, Health, and Environmental Affairs where she
researched and developed policy, she is now owner of McCully Technical Services.
She is a correspondent to two international presses and works with corporations
in the development of procedures and handbooks. Her clients include Global
Environment and Technology Foundation (globeNet), CEEM Information
Systems Update),Nextel Communications,
Plexus Corporation, and Quality
A graduate of Goddard College in Vermont, McCully majored in
management and writing, and has also completed a wide range of coursework at the
University of Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Southern
John. V. Kinsella has over 19 years experience in environmental
management consulting in North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously a Vice
President with SCS Engineers, he is now a Vice President and Regional Manager
for EMCON, a national environmental consulting firm. He has provided
environmental management system consulting and training to a wide range of
organizations, including BP Exploration (Alaska), Microsoft Corporation,
Weyerhaeuser Company, the US Navy, and SEH-America.
A trained EMS auditor, Kinsella is a member of the US Technical
Advisory Group that is developing the ISO 14000 series of standards. He holds a
BA from Trinity College Dublin and an M.Sc. from the University of London.
Contact Information for the authors follows:
Annette Dennis McCully firstname.lastname@example.org
John V. Kinsella, P.G.
The publisher wishes to thank the following people for their
help in reviewing the manuscript of this course: Gregory Hale, Program Manager
Annandale, Virginia; Edwin Pinero, Environmental
Services Manager, EnSafe, Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Gayle Woodside, ISO
Program Manager, IBM, Austin, Texas.
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