ISO 14001:2015 Gap Analysis Tool

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4 CONTEXT OF THE ORGANIZATION
4.1 UNDERSTANDING THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS CONTEXT

You need to determine the external and internal issues that are relevant to your organization, including environmental conditions affected by or affecting your organization.
4.2 UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS OF INTERESTED PARTIES

You need to determine the interested parties for your EMS, their relevant needs requirements, and which of these become compliance obligations.

4.3 DETERMINING THE SCOPE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

You need to determine and document the boundaries and applicability of your EMS by considering external and internal issues, compliance obligations, physical boundaries, what you control and influence and your activities, products and services.

Click here to see an example of Scope of Environmental Management System.
4.4 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


5 LEADERSHIP
5.1 LEADERSHIP AND COMMITMENT


5.2 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

An environmental policy must be established that is appropriate for the organization, provides a framework for environmental objectives, and shows commitment to protecting the environment, meeting compliance obligations and continual improvement.

Click here to see an example of Environmental Policy.


5.3 ORGANIZATIONAL ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES


6 PLANNING
6.1 ACTIONS TO ADDRESS RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES





You need to determine the environmental aspects of your activities, products, and services, including new developments and abnormal conditions, and maintain documented information about these.


You need to determine your compliance obligations, how they apply to your organization, and take these into account in the EMS.

Click here to see an example of Compliance Evaluation Record.


6.2 ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND PLANNING TO ACHIEVE THEM

You need to establish environmental objectives for the EMS that are measurable, monitored, communicated, updated, and documented, and plan actions to achieve them.

7 SUPPORT
7.1 RESOURCES


7.2 COMPETENCE

You need to determine the necessary competence required of persons who will perform functions within the EMS processes.

Click here to see an example of Competence, Training and Awareness Procedure.
7.3 AWARENESS

You need to take actions to ensure persons doing work within the EMS know the environmental policy, environmental aspects, compliance obligations, and EMS effectiveness.

Click here to see an example of Record of Attendance.
7.4 COMMUNICATION

You need to determined the what, when, with whom, how, and who of EMS communication for both internal and external communications relevant to the EMS.

Click here to see an example of Procedure for Communication.
7.5 DOCUMENTED INFORMATION

You need to set up a process to control documented information of the EMS including creating and updating, control of use, adequate protection, control of distribution, and changes.

Click here to see an example of Procedure for Document and Record Control.
8 OPERATION
8.1 OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND CONTROL

You need to plan and control processes needed to meet EMS requirements, including outsourced processes, consistent with a life cycle perspective including control of planned changes.

8.2 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

You need to establish, implement and maintain processes to respond to any potential emergency situations to prevent environmental impact.

You need to test planned responses where practicable and review and revise as necessary.

Click here to see an example of Evaluation Record of Response Actions Testing.
9 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
9.1 MONITORING, MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION

You need to determine the monitoring and measurement needs, how it will be done, and when it shall be performed for the processes of the EMS. You need to analyze and evaluate the data and information arising from monitoring and measurement.

Click here to see an example of Matrix of Environmental Performance.

You need to establish, implement and maintain a process to evaluate how you fulfill your compliance obligations.

Click here to see an example of Compliance Evaluation Record.
9.2 INTERNAL AUDIT

You need to have audit procedures to evaluate the EMS against the planned arrangements (including effectiveness and maintenance) at planned intervals and results must be reported to management.

Click here to see an example of Procedure for Internal Audit.
9.3 MANAGEMENT REVIEW

Top management must review the data from the EMS to assess the need for change in the EMS, resource adequacy, and the effectiveness of the EMS.

Click here to see an example of Procedure for Management Review.
10 IMPROVEMENT
10.1 GENERAL


10.2 NONCONFORMITY AND CORRECTIVE ACTION

When a nonconformity occurs, you must take action to deal with the nonconformity and deal with the consequences, evaluate the need to eliminate the root cause of the nonconformity, and review the effectiveness of the corrective action taken.



10.3 CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT


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