This standard specifies requirements for an environmental management system, to enable an organization according to laws and regulations and it should comply with other requirements, and information about significant environmental factors, develop and implement a policy and objectives. It applies to those organizations that are identified as capable of controlling, or have the potential to exert an influence on the environmental factors. But the standard itself does not put forward specific environmental performance standards.
This standard applies to any organization that wishes to:
Establish, implement, maintain and improve the environmental management system in a;
B) to make sure that it is in accordance with the statement of the environmental policy;
C) to demonstrate the following ways to meet this standard;
1) self evaluation and self declaration;
2) to find the relevant parties (such as customers) of the organization to be recognized for its compliance;
3) to seek outside of its self declaration to be confirmed;
4) to seek outside organizations to carry out certification / registration of its environmental management.
All requirements specified in this standard can be incorporated into any environmental management. The degree of its application depends on such factors as the environmental policy of the organization, the nature of its activities, products and services, and its operating sites and conditions. This standard is still in Appendix A to how to use this standard to provide the material sex guide.
2, reference standards
No reference standard. To keep this chapter in order to keep the section number and the previous edition (GB/T24001 1996) in this edition.
3, terms and definitions
The following terms and definitions apply to this standard:
Three point one
Have the ability to implement the audit staff.
Three point two
Continuous improvement of improvement continual
Continuously strengthen the environmental management system (3.8) to strengthen the process, the aim is to improve the environmental performance (3.10), according to the organization (3.16) of the environmental policy (3.11).
Note: the process does not have to occur in all aspects of the activity at the same time.
Three point three
Corrective action action corrective
Measures taken to eliminate the causes of non - Conformity (3.15).
Three point four
Information and its carrier.
Note 1: media can be paper, computer disks, optical disks or other electronic media, photos or standard samples, or combinations of them.
Note 2: pick spinning from GB/T19000 - 2008, 3.7.2.
Three point five
The organization (3.16) operating activities of the external existence, including air, water, land, natural resources, plants, animals, people, as well as the relationship between them.
Note: in this sense, the external existence extends from the organization (3.16) to the global system.
Three point six
Environmental factors factors environment
An organization (3.16) of the activities, products and services that can interact with the environment (3.5) elements.
Note: important environmental factors are environmental factors that have or can have significant environmental impact.
Three point seven
Environmental impact effect environment
Any harmful or beneficial change caused by the organization (3.16) to the environment (3.5) in full or in part (3.6).