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Whitepaper: A step-by-step guide to implementing an ISO 14001 Compliant EMS

ISO 14001 is the international standard defining the requirements for environmental management systems (EMS). To comply with the ISO 14001 Standard, businesses should follow a strategic, orderly and continual environmental management process which correctly identifies environmental interactions (‘aspects’) and evaluates potential consequences (‘impacts’) related to all business ventures. While the potential benefits of an EMS can be very positive for a company, successful implementation requires a plethora of elements to come together, including commitment from senior management, clear communication, implementation and documentation control. Some of the key steps for the successful implementation of an EMS are laid out in this document.