Environment & Energy Specific Standards:

  • ISO 14001:2015-Environmental Management System;
  • ISO 50001:2018-Energy Management System.

1.Introduction to ISO 14001:2015-Environment Management System.

Awareness of environmental problems is growing in most countries and it is believed that current development patterns cannot be sustained in the long term. Governments are increasingly enacting legislation aimed at protecting the environment, and customers are requiring their suppliers to incorporate best practices and demonstrate compliance with environmental requirements.

2. What is ISO 14001:2015

This standard sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It provides a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.

It can be used by any organization regardless its activity or sector.

This standard can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

3. Why to have ISO 14001:2015

  • Meet the company’s legal requirements and environmental impact.
  • Keeping the measurable objectives and targets to reduce environmental impact and be in legal compliance.
  • Gaining the support for an EMS from the company’s leadership.
  • Communicating and sharing the objectives, targets and results with both the internal and external stakeholders.

4. Benefits of ISO 14001:2015

Organizations and companies find that using the standard helps them to:

  • Improved control and management of emissions, effluents and wastes;
  • avoidance and safe handling of hazardous or potentially polluting materials;
  • reduction in generated wastes;
  • energy efficiency improvements and cost savings;
  • conservation of natural resources, including water, land and precious minerals;
  • a comprehensive approach to satisfying legal and other requirements;
  • operational efficiency and cost savings;
  • pursuing environmental initiatives that are aligned with business priorities.
  • increased profitability, better access to markets and improved relationships with stakeholders (e.g. customers, regulators, investors, insurers, neighbours).

5. Standard applicable to

Organizations of all kinds which are concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound environmental management system, performance by controlling the impacts of their activities, products and services on the environment, which include manufacturing like Cement, Steel, Pharma, Chemical, Food Processing etc., and service industries likes Construction, ETP service providers and Software service providers.

6.Our Consulting approach:

  • Gap Analysis: Assessment of existing management system practices against the selected standard requirements.
  • Project Plan: Prepare a implementation project plan based on the time lines looking for;
  • Orientation Training: Top/Senior Management orientation on selected standard requirements and implementation action plans preparation;
  • Developing different levels of documentation ( Tier 1-3/4): Identification of processes required for the products produced and services provided; External and internal issues affecting the business, interested parties needs and expectations, Framing draft quality policy, organizational objectives, role, responsibility and authority, various risks affecting and opportunities arises, functional and system procedures, different implementation formats and checklists;
  • System Implementation: Implementation of the selected management system as per the developed documentation;
  • Company-wide Training: Training on detailed clause wise requirements and relating them to their departments and Internal audit.
  • Internal Audits: Periodic assessment of system implementation and corrective actions.
  • Pre assessment: Initial audit by Certifying agency, and, implementation of corrective actions.
  • Final Assessment: Certification audit by the Certifying agency and recommendation for certification.

1.Introduction to ISO 50001:2018-Energy Management System

Energy is critical to organizations, but often represents a significant cost – both to them and the environment.

World energy consumption continues to rise, it has more than doubled in the last 40 years and is projected to increase a further 30 % by 2040.

Energy is the major contributor to climate change, making up nearly 60 % of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Taking action to better manage our energy consumption not only helps the planet, it saves money for organizations and society as a whole.

2.What is ISO 50001:2018

ISO 50001:2018, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, is a strategic tool that helps organizations put in place an energy management system and use their energy more efficiently and effectively.

An energy management system helps organizations better manage their energy use, thus improving productivity. It involves developing and implementing an energy policy, setting achievable targets for energy use, and designing action plans to reach them and measure progress. This might include implementing new energy-efficient technologies, reducing energy waste or improving current processes to cut energy costs.

3.What benefits will ISO 50001 bring to my business?

  • Greater levels of compliance to energy legislation.
  • Reduced risk of incurring energy-related fines and prosecutions, and lower insurance premiums.
  • Increased ability to proactively identify and address issues ahead of legislative changes.
  • Improved reputation and stakeholder trust.
  • Cost savings through improved energy management.
  • More ethically sound and cost-effective procurement procedures.
  • Reduced waste and increased efficiency.
  • Sustainable energy use in the face of rising costs.

4.Why ISO 50001:2018

  • Reduction in energy consumption
  • Energy cost reduction
  • Emission reduction
  • The reputation of organisation.

5.Applicable to

  1. a) is applicable to any organization regardless of its type, size, complexity, geographical location, organizational culture or the products and services it provides;
  2. b) is applicable to activities affecting energy performance that are managed and controlled by the organization;
  3. c) is applicable irrespective of the quantity, use, or types of energy consumed;
  4. d) requires demonstration of continual energy performance improvement, but does not define levels of energy performance improvement to be achieved;
  5. e) can be used independently, or be aligned or integrated with other management systems.

6.How can Smartedge help to get started?

  • Gap Analysis: Assessment of existing management system practices against the selected standard requirements.
  • Project Plan: Prepare a implementation project plan based on the time lines looking for;
  • Orientation Training: Top/Senior Management orientation on selected standard requirements and implementation action plans preparation;
  • Developing different levels of documentation ( Tier 1-3/4): Identification of processes required for the products produced and services provided; External and internal issues affecting the business, interested parties needs and expectations, Framing draft quality policy, organizational objectives, role, responsibility and authority, various risks affecting and opportunities arises, functional and system procedures, different implementation formats and checklists;
  • System Implementation: Implementation of the selected management system as per the developed documentation;
  • Company-wide Training: Training on detailed clause wise requirements and relating them to their departments and Internal audit.
  • Internal Audits: Periodic assessment of system implementation and corrective actions.
  • Pre assessment: Initial audit by Certifying agency, and, implementation of corrective actions.
  • Final Assessment: Certification audit by the Certifying agency and recommendation for certification.