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1 AUDITING ISO 14001 Siarhei Darozhka
Belarusan National Technical University, Minsk Lead Environmental Auditor Borki-Molo, BUP EM Course Teachers Conference,

2 ISO 14001 – Standard of the Environmental Management
Based on Deming's management cycle Origin: British standard BS 7750 The international applied standard ISO – only standard is audited ISO development – versions1996/2004 Connected with other ISO group standards

3 Which issues must be audited?
All standard requirements (17 clauses) Scope of audit (site location and full/separate processes) All types of organizations can be audited Discussed issue: Integration with ISO 9001 and ISO 18001

4 Schedule of Auditing Certification audit process:
- the period of certificate validity - 3 years - surveillance audit must be done every year - corrective actions request - reporting (incl. non-conformances, opportunities for improvement, observation, repeat findings) Certification can be done by accredited body and must be registered (e.g. DAR, UKAS…)

5 Internal Audit Required by ISO 14001:2004 standard (4.5.5)
Done by internal qualificated group or contractual organisation Evaluation of compliance with legislation and standard requirements Corrective actions requests Reporting to top-management

6 Points to Pay Attention
Compliance with legislation (confirmation of legal status of activity – e.g. having positive conclusion of environmental expertise) Confirmation of wide implementation of Pollution Prevention principle Having real positive results from EMS – Continual Improvement

7 How to indicate improvement?
Environmental Performance Indicators (water, energy consumption, emissions to the air, discharged water conditions, etc.) IMPORTANT: Organisation must establish its own list of indicators and quantitive levels for them for demonstration compliance with improvement

8 Example: The Coca-Cola Environmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
Materials (sugar, metal, paper, cardboard, wood, ton/unit) Energy – direct and indirect (electricity, fuel, natural gas, MJ/unit) Water (used, recycled, liters/unit) Emissions, effluents and waste Compliance (incident and fines, cases) Transport (fuel consumption, l/unit)

9 Example: The Coca- Cola KPI’s

10 The Main Issues During Auditing Process
Environmental Policy Compliance with legislation (Laws) and evaluation of compliance (incl. own requirements) Correct recognizing of environmental aspects and its significance Establishing objectives, targets and environmental programmes based on significant aspects EMS documentation, work documentation, operational procedures Emergency situations preparedness Internal audit, preventive and corrective actions Management review

11 Some auditing methods Plant tour
Observation and evaluation of existing environmental performance Interviewing (studying of practice and mindset) Documentation revision (clarifying of common understanding of procedures) Job records Questionnaires, matrix

12 Example: Coca-Cola Bottlers audit questionnaire
TCCQS Ev 3 - The Environmental Management System Requirements – Global Audit Program 3.2 Management Responsibility

13 Some requirements for Auditors
Audits must be done by qualificated group of auditors (in the field of audit) Professionally (knowledge and skills in the branch) Correctly (auditor – auditee relations) Ability to achieve the aims of audit Remember: Our students are going to get both position – as auditor or as auditee

14 Thank you for attention!

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