ISO 14001:2004 - Environmental Management

 

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The ISO 14001:2004 standard addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 focus on environmental management systems. The other standards in the family focus on specific environmental aspects such as life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.

Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. Mr. Don Diamond is Xmultiple's ISO 14001:2004 Management Representative. Copies of our Xmultiple Environment Management System (EMS) Manual, Procedures or Forms are available.

The benefits of using ISO 14001:2004 can include:

E Reduced cost of waste management
E Savings in consumption of energy and materials
E Lower distribution costs
E Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

Conformity Assessment

ISO 14001 can be used in whole or in part to help an organization, for profit or not-for-profit, better manage its relationship with the environment. If all the elements of ISO 14001 are incorporated into the management process, the organization may opt to prove that it has achieved full alignment or conformity with the international standard, ISO 14001, by using one of four recognized options. These are:

1. Make a self-determination and self-declaration, or
2. Seek confirmation of its conformance by parties having an interest in the organization, such as customers, or
3. Seek confirmation of its self-declaration by a party external to the organization, or
4. Seek certification/registration of its environmental management system by an external organization.

ISO does not control conformity assessment; its mandate is to develop and maintain standards. ISO has a neutral policy on conformity assessment. One option is not better than the next. Each option serves different market needs. The adopting organization decides which option is best for them, in conjunction with their market needs.

Resolutions to Environmental Standards

Xmultiple Committment - Respect the uniqueness of Earths resources

Resolutions:
To comply with environmental regulations and satisfy the requirements of our customers. With increasing international attention and conformity to environmental regulations, such as EU RoHS, WEEE, REACH, etc,

Establish the channels of communication to publish the environmental information for all stakeholders. Balance business growth and ecological protection with the social responsibility.

Implementations:

Provide eco-friendly green products with pollution reduction, energy saving, packaging reduction that are designed for recycling.

Design using eco-friendly materials such as the compliance with the RoHS directive and the using of BFR-free plastic chassis.

Energy Star- Comply with the product energy saving requirements of international ecolabels such as Energy Star.

Reduce the packaging weight, optimize the packaging volume and minimize the packaging materials.

Achieve more than 75% product recycling rate (Reuse+Recycling+Recovery).

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