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What is ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System?

ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system is meant for implementation of environmental programs in an organization. It allows the organization to control and analyze the hazardous environmental effects of its activities, products and services.

 

Advantages of Establishment of Environmental Management System

•        Improving the management methods, particularly that of the environment

•        Reducing the consumption of natural resources and raw materials (water, energy…)

•        Reducing the waste and using recycling methods

•        Improving the quality of natural and human environment and facilitating access to sustainable development

•        Encouraging observance of the environmental rules and regulations

•        Boosts readiness for rapid action in the time of emergency

•        Reducing the complaints

•        Eliminating parallel programming

•        Boosting productivity due to increased use of human, natural and economic resources as well as service efficiency

•        Improving  health and safety

 

Enjoying environmental management system, the organization will be able to achieve the following items:

•        It will be able to identify risks and chances for environmental efficiency.

•        It will ensure conformity with environmental legal requirements.

•        It will enjoy economy and reduction in costs (energy, waste, raw materials).

•        It will be able to move sustainably in line with environmental efficiency and access to its strategic goals.

•        It will enjoy a structured approach in setting environmental goals and identifying tools for realization of those goals.

•        It will establish good relations with customers as a supplier of goods and services.

•        There will be a reduction in the risk pertaining to activities and procedures of the organization.

•        The organization will commit itself to optimized use of natural resources.

 

Advantages and Significance of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

•        Ensuring protection of environment on domestic, regional, national, regional and international levels

•        Improving the management methods, particularly that of the environment managements and improvement of inter-organizational and intra-organizational relations

•        On international level, adoption of environmental management systems  leads to multilateral agreement and boosts the credibility and acceptability of the organization

•        Reducing the consumption of natural recourses and raw materials Improving

•        Reducing the consumption of energy

•        Reducing the wastes and using recycling methods

•        Encouraging observance of the environmental rules and regulations

•        Boosts readiness for rapid reaction in the time of emergency

•        Reducing the complaints, fines and punishments

•        Eliminating parallel programming

•        Boosting the productivity due to increased use of human, natural and economic resources as well as service and commodity efficiency

•        Improving  health and safety

•        Improving the quality of natural environment and human habitat as well as attaining sustainable development

Objectives of Application of ISO 14001

ISO 14001, as an effective element of management system, improves the environmental performance of the organization, consolidate and standardizes the management system, harmonizes the implementation of the affairs, familiarizes the managers with methods of problem solution and identifies the structural problems. This standard is flexible and its components are chosen for each country in accordance with the characteristics of each organization as well as the environmental laws and conditions of the existing system in an organization, company… This will help a systematic and goal-oriented identification and classification of the environmental hazards and problems pertaining to the activities of the organization.

In the next phase, on the basis of the priorities, a specific program is prepared to control and reduce the said problems and hazards. This program precisely specifies the jurisdiction, time of activity, responsibilities and methods to carry out those activities.

History of Establishment of Environmental Management System in the Parks and Green Space Organization of Tehran

 

The project for establishment of environmental management system was firmly launched in the organization in the second half of 2008 by receiving consultations from the Energy and Environmental Study and Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University. In the first step, the Environmental Management Department of the organization introduced the representative of the head of the organization. In the next step, a steering committee was set up consisting of the representatives and advisors of various divisions of the organization, which held regular sessions to prepare the required plans for documentation and implementation of the programs.

Having established the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in the Parks and Green Space Organization, in the second phase, the organization embarked on reviewing the managerial plans in order to materialize major and minor environmental objectives, plans and policies and then it was put on the agenda for implementation through the following measures:

•        Promoting cultural awareness on environment

•        Creating readiness for and reaction to natural disasters

•        Promoting environmental protection level

•        Reduction the volume of waste production

•        Observing health and environmental rules and regulations in sorting, storing, collecting, transportation and discarding of wastes

•        Promoting individual level of health and safety

•        Promoting public level of health and safety

•        Fuel conservation and prevention of its wasteful consumption

•        Observing health and environmental rules and regulations in sorting, storing, collecting, transportation and discarding of sewage

•        Observing environmental requirements in transportation and traffic

•        Controlling and reducing air pollution in various activities

•        Optimization of use of water

 

Duties and Responsibilities of Environment Department of the Organization

 

•        Holding sessions of the steering committee to formulate and implement the major and minor environmental strategies and policies and set the environmental goals

•        Supervising all environmental activities of the organization

•        Promoting cultural awareness of the personnel and citizens about environmental concerns through holding training sessions, distribution of brochures and educational booklets, revision of the environmental documentations such as the executive methods, directives, environmental checklists and supervising all related activities

•        Participating in the Sixth International Exhibition on Environment in Tehran

•        Establishing energy and environment section at the website of the organization

•        Supervising proper implementation of projects and environmental study plans of the organization

•        Enforcing environmental rules and regulations in urban arena through participation in Urban Design, Architectural and Environmental Commission and studying of the plans

•        Holding periodical sessions of the steering committee to introduce appropriate policies in line with realization of environmental objectives of the organization

•        Training the contractors in the field of environmental, safety and healthcare issues

•        Supervising the performance of contractors in relation to environmental issues

•        Information dissemination about environmental issues in official newspapers

•        Establishing relations with other organizations such as the Environmental Protection Organization, Tehran Waste Management Organization, etc. in relation to environmental issues and related activities

 

Impact of ISO 14001 Standard on Activities of the Parks and Green Space Organization

 

•        Promoting general awareness and information of the personnel about environmental issues and ISO standard which causes more observance of environmental issues, as well as identification of problems and their solutions

•        Energy and fuel conservation through purchasing goods that meet requirements of international standards (more durability and preventing wasteful consumption of the resources)

•        Optimized use of resources, specially use of paper, through promoting awareness among the personnel

•        Waste matter sorting in the origin by training programs in the schools, houses and offices

•        Evaluating observation of environmental requirements by the contractors through repeated visits by the Energy and Environment departments and removing any faults through appropriate follow-up

•        Ranking of the contractors in terms of observing environmental issues to select qualified contractors for future projects

•        Observing safety and health requirements by the laborers and contractors

•        Collecting qualitative and quantitative statistics on environmental performance in various fields for documentation and presentation in the commissions, particularly for residential complexes to help energy conservation.

•        Studying various environmental aspects in all major projects and plans of the organization

•        Establishing an Energy and Environment Unit in the organization for realization of the major and minor goals of the organization and for supervision over proper implementation of the projects

•        Evaluating the performance of various units in terms of environmental protection

•        Preparation of educational notes and holding training courses for the personnel

•        Establishing relations with the beneficiary parties through Internet, questionnaires, SMS, telephone, fax, …

•        Training the contract parties in terms of environmental, safety and health requirements

•        Incorporation of an ISO 14001 appendix in all contracts and obliging the contractors to observe environmental issues

•        Establishing relations with other organizations such as the Environmental Protection Organization, Tehran Waste Management Organization, etc. in relation to environmental issues

 

Enjoying environmental management system, the organization will be able to achieve the following items:

•        It will be able to identify risks and opportunities for environmental efficiency.

•        It will ensure conformity with environmental legal requirements.

•        It will enjoy economy and reduction in costs (energy, waste, raw materials).

•        It will be able to move sustainably in line with environmental efficiency and access to its strategic goals.

•        It will enjoy a structured approach in setting environmental goals and identifying tools for realization of those goals.

•        It will establish good relations with customers as a supplier of goods and services.

•        There will be a reduction in the risk pertaining to activities and procedures of the organization.

•        The organization will commit itself to optimized use of natural resources.

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