armani

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I am struggling to identify operating criteria for processes (not those clear ....for production processes) - according to 8.1 ISo 14001:2015 - for Purchasing, Training, communicatin, marketing etc.
Any suggestion? Thanks.
 

AMIT BALLAL

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I am struggling to identify operating criteria for processes (not those clear ....for production processes) - according to 8.1 ISo 14001:2015 - for Purchasing, Training, communicatin, marketing etc.
Any suggestion? Thanks.
The actions you have identified after Aspect-impact study and as specified in operational control procedures, procedures would become operating criteria for all processes.

For production, control plans can be one additional operating criteria.

:2cents:
 

Jen Kirley

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I am struggling to identify operating criteria for processes (not those clear ....for production processes) - according to 8.1 ISo 14001:2015 - for Purchasing, Training, communicatin, marketing etc.
Any suggestion? Thanks.
Don't forget the rest of the clause: (emphasis mine)
...shall establish and maintain the processes needed to meet the environmental management system requirements, and to implement the actions identified in 6.1 and 6.2...
It all comes down to your aspects and impacts, but also risks and opportunities; and don't forget regulatory compliance, which is 6.1.3.

- If Purchasing plays a role by only buying approved chemicals, then the control is about ensuring they know and follow that requirement.
- Marketing might not play a part at all, unless they are also looking for a buyer for waste so you can avoid its disposal. If Marketing plays no role at all, be ready to explain why.
- Training can help support the effort if your organization requires RCRA or DOT etc. training. How does your training process ensure uninterrupted compliance, as applicable? (applicable means if it applies to you, you must do it)
- Communication is a process as per 7.4, so there should be a way to help make sure required communications take place, most importantly with regulators as, when and how required.

I hope this helps!
 
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