Environmental management systems - General guidelines on implementation (ISO 14004:2016)

ISO 14004:2016 provides guidance for an organization on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a robust, credible and reliable environmental management system. The guidance provided is intended for an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
This International Standard helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provides value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:
- enhancement of environmental performance;
- fulfilment of compliance obligations;
- achievement of environmental objectives.
The guidance in this International Standard can help an organization to enhance its environmental performance, and enables the elements of the environmental management system to be integrated into its core business process.
NOTE While the environmental management system is not intended to manage occupational health and safety issues, these can be included when an organization seeks to implement an integrated environmental and occupational health and safety management system.
ISO 14004:2016 is applicable to any organization, regardless of size, type and nature, and applies to the environmental aspects of its activities, products and services that the organization determines it can either control or influence, considering a life cycle perspective.
The guidance in this International Standard can be used in whole or in part to systematically improve environmental management. It serves to provide additional explanation of the concepts and requirements.
While the guidance in this International Standard is consistent with the ISO 14001 environmental management system model, it is not intended to provide interpretations of the requirements of ISO 14001.

Umweltmanagementsysteme - Allgemeine Leitlinien zur Verwirklichung (ISO 14004:2016)

Diese Internationale Norm enthält Leitlinien für den Aufbau, die Verwirklichung, die Aufrechterhaltung und
die Verbesserung eines widerstandsfähigen, glaubwürdigen und zuverlässigen Umweltmanagementsystems.
Die bereitgestellte Anleitung ist für die Anwendung durch Organisationen vorgesehen, die danach streben,
ihre umweltbezogenen Verantwortlichkeiten in einer zur ökologischen Säule der Nachhaltigkeit
beitragenden, systematischen Weise wahrzunehmen und zu steuern.
Diese Internationale Norm unterstützt eine Organisation dabei, die beabsichtigten Ergebnisse ihres
Umweltmanagementsystems zu erreichen, und damit einen Mehrwert für die Umwelt, die Organisation
selbst und für interessierte Parteien zu bieten. In Übereinstimmung mit der Umweltpolitik der Organisation
schließen die beabsichtigten Ergebnisse eines Umweltmanagementsystems Folgendes ein:
— Verbesserung der Umweltleistung;
— Erfüllung von bindenden Verpflichtungen;
— Erreichen von Umweltzielen.
Die in der vorliegenden Internationalen Norm enthaltenen Leitlinien können einer Organisation dabei
helfen, ihre Umweltleistung zu verbessern, und sie ermöglichen die Integration der Elemente des
Umweltmanagementsystems in ihren Kerngeschäftsprozess.
ANMERKUNG Obwohl das Umweltmanagementsystem nicht der Steuerung von Aspekten des Arbeits- und
Gesundheitsschutzes dient, können diese integriert werden, wenn eine Organisation die Absicht verfolgt, ein
einheitliches Managementsystem für Umwelt-, Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz zu verwirklichen.
Diese Internationale Norm ist auf alle Organisationen anwendbar, unabhängig von ihrer Größe, Art und
Beschaffenheit. Sie gilt für jene Umweltaspekte ihrer Tätigkeiten, Produkte und Dienstleistungen, welche die
Organisation unter Berücksichtigung des Lebenswegs als entweder von ihr steuerbar oder beeinflussbar
bestimmt.

Systèmes de management environnemental - Lignes directrices générales pour la mise en application (ISO 14004:2016)

ISO 14004:2016 donne à un organisme des lignes directrices concernant l'établissement, la mise en ?uvre, la mise à jour et l'amélioration d'un système de management environnemental robuste, crédible et fiable. Les lignes directrices fournies sont destinées à un organisme cherchant à gérer ses responsabilités environnementales de manière systématique afin de contribuer au pilier environnemental du développement durable.
La présente Norme internationale aide un organisme à obtenir les résultats escomptés de son système de management environnemental, qui fournit de la valeur pour l'environnement, l'organisme lui-même et les parties intéressées. En cohérence avec la politique environnementale de l'organisme, les résultats escomptés d'un système de management environnemental comprennent:
- l'amélioration de la performance environnementale;
- le respect des obligations de conformité;
- l'atteinte des objectifs environnementaux.
Les lignes directrices de la présente Norme internationale peuvent aider un organisme à améliorer sa performance environnementale et permettent d'intégrer les éléments du système de management environnemental dans son processus métier de base.
NOTE Bien que le système de management environnemental n'ait pas pour objet de traiter des questions relatives à la santé et à la sécurité au travail, ces dernières peuvent être incluses lorsque l'organisme cherche à mettre en ?uvre un système de management intégré de l'environnement et de la santé et la sécurité au travail.
ISO 14004:2016 est applicable à tout organisme, indépendamment de sa taille, de son type et de sa nature, et s'applique aux aspects environnementaux de ses activités, produits et services que l'organisme considère pouvoir maîtriser ou influencer, en adoptant une perspective de cycle de vie.
Les lignes directrices de la présente Norme internationale peuvent être utilisées dans leur totalité ou en partie pour améliorer de façon systématique le management environnemental. Elles servent à fournir une explication complémentaire des concepts et des exigences.
Les lignes directrices de la présente Norme internationale sont cohérentes avec le modèle de systèmes de management environnemental de l'ISO 14001, mais n'ont pas pour objet de fournir une interprétation des exigences de l'ISO 14001.

Sistemi ravnanja z okoljem - Splošne smernice za uvajanje (ISO 14004:2016)

Ta mednarodni standard podaja smernice za organizacije pri vzpostavljanju,
uvajanju, vzdrževanju in izboljšanju robustnega, kredibilnega in zanesljivega
sistema ravnanja z okoljem. Podane smernice so namenjene organizacijam, ki si prizadevajo
sistematično upravljati svoje odgovornosti na področju ravnanja z okoljem in tako prispevati k trajnostnemu varovanju okolja.
Ta mednarodni standard bo organizacijam v pomoč pri doseganju predvidenih rezultatov sistema ravnanja z okoljem, ki bodo dodana vrednost za okolje, organizacijo in vpletene strani. Skladno z okoljevarstveno politiko organizacije vključujejo predvideni rezultati sistema ravnanja z okoljem naslednje točke:
– večji učinki ravnanja z okoljem;
– izpolnitev obveznosti glede skladnosti;
– doseganje okoljskih ciljev.
Smernice v tem mednarodnem standardu so lahko organizacijam v pomoč pri izboljšanju njihovih učinkov ravnanja z okoljem in omogočajo integracijo elementov sistema ravnanja z okoljem v osnovne poslovne procese.
OPOMBA: Sistem ravnanja z okoljem ni namenjen za obravnavo vprašanj glede zdravja in varnosti pri delu; to je lahko vključeno, kadar želi organizacija uvesti integriran sistem ravnanja z okoljem ter varovanja zdravja in varnosti pri delu.
Ta mednarodni standard se uporablja za vse organizacije ne glede na velikost, vrsto in naravo ter za okoljevarstvene vidike na področju njihovih dejavnosti, proizvodov in storitev, za katere organizacija določi, da jih lahko nadzira ali nanje vpliva ob upoštevanju njihove življenjske dobe. Smernice v tem mednarodnem standardu je mogoče v celoti ali delno uporabiti za sistematično izboljšanje ravnanja z okoljem. Vključujejo dodatno razlago konceptov in zahtev.
Smernice v tem mednarodnem standardu so sicer skladne z modelom sistema ravnanja z okoljem iz standarda ISO 14001, vendar ne interpretirajo zahtev tega standarda.

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SIST EN ISO 14004:2010
Sistemi ravnanja z okoljem - Splošne smernice za uvajanje (ISO 14004:2016)
Environmental management systems - General guidelines on implementation (ISO
14004:2016)
Umweltmanagementsysteme - Allgemeiner Leitfaden über Grundsätze, Systeme und
unterstützende Methoden (ISO 14004:2016)
Systèmes de management environnemental - Lignes directrices générales concernant
les principes, les systèmes et les techniques de mise en œuvre (ISO 14004:2016)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 14004:2016
ICS:
03.100.70 Sistemi vodenja Management systems
13.020.10 Ravnanje z okoljem Environmental management
SIST EN ISO 14004:2016 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 14004
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
March 2016
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.020.10 Supersedes EN ISO 14004:2010
English Version
Environmental management systems - General guidelines
on implementation (ISO 14004:2016)

Systèmes de management environnemental - Lignes Umweltmanagementsysteme - Allgemeiner Leitfaden

directrices générales pour la mise en application (ISO über Grundsätze, Systeme und unterstützende

14004:2016) Methoden (ISO 14004:2016)
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 1 March 2016.

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European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

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translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Annex ZA Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential
(informative)

Requirements of EU Directive 765/2008 ............................................................................................... 4

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 14004:2016) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 207

"Environmental management".

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by September 2016, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by September 2016.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights.
This document supersedes EN ISO 14004:2010.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 14004:2016 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 14004:2016 without any modification.

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Annex ZA
(informative)
Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential
Requirements of EU Directive 765/2008

This European Standard has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association to provide one means of conforming to Essential

Requirements of the New Approach Directive 765/2008.

Once this standard is cited in the Official Journal of the European Union under that Directive and has

been implemented as a national standard in at least one Member State, compliance with the normative

clauses of this standard confers, within the limits of the scope of this standard, a presumption of

conformity with the relevant Essential Requirements of that Directive and associated EFTA regulations.

WARNING: Other requirements and other EU Directives may be applicable to the products falling

within the scope of this standard.
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 14004
Third edition
2016-03-01
Environmental management
systems — General guidelines on
implementation
Systèmes de management environnemental — Lignes directrices
générales pour la mise en application
Reference number
ISO 14004:2016(E)
ISO 2016
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.1 Terms related to organization and leadership ............................................................................................................ 2

3.2 Terms related to planning ............................................................................................................................................................. 3

3.3 Terms related to support and operation ........................................................................................................................... 4

3.4 Terms related to performance evaluation and improvement ........................................................................ 5

4 Context of the organization ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 Understanding the organization and its context ....................................................................................................... 6

4.2 Understanding the needs and expectations of interested parties ...........................................................10

4.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................10

4.2.2 Determining relevant interested parties ..................................................................................................10

4.2.3 Determining relevant needs and expectations of relevant interested parties ........10

4.2.4 Determining compliance obligations ..........................................................................................................11

4.2.5 Use and application of the needs and expectations of interested parties ...................11

4.3 Determining the scope of the environmental management system ......................................................11

4.4 Environmental management system ................................................................................................................................12

4.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................12

4.4.2 Establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an

environmental management system ...........................................................................................................13

5 Leadership ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................14

5.1 Leadership and commitment ..................................................................................................................................................14

5.2 Environmental policy .....................................................................................................................................................................15

5.3 Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities.......................................................................................18

6 Planning ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................19

6.1 Actions to address risks and opportunities ................................................................................................................19

6.1.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................19

6.1.2 Environmental aspects ............................................................................................................................................23

6.1.3 Compliance obligations ...........................................................................................................................................27

6.1.4 Planning action ...............................................................................................................................................................29

6.2 Environmental objectives and planning to achieve them ...............................................................................29

6.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................29

6.2.2 Establishing environmental objectives......................................................................................................30

6.2.3 Planning actions to achieve environmental objectives ................................................................30

6.2.4 Performance indicators...........................................................................................................................................31

7 Support ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................32

7.1 Resources ..................................................................................................................................................................................................32

7.2 Competence ............................................................................................................................................................................................32

7.3 Awareness ................................................................................................................................................................................................34

7.4 Communication ...................................................................................................................................................................................35

7.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................35

7.4.2 Internal communication .........................................................................................................................................36

7.4.3 External communication ........................................................................................................................................36

7.5 Documented information ............................................................................................................................................................37

7.5.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................37

7.5.2 Creating and updating ..............................................................................................................................................38

7.5.3 Control of documented information ............................................................................................................38

8 Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................39

8.1 Operational planning and control .......................................................................................................................................39

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8.1.1 General guidance: Operational control ......................................................................................................39

8.1.2 Identifying needs for operational controls ............................................................................................40

8.1.3 Establishing operational controls ..................................................................................................................41

8.2 Emergency preparedness and response ........................................................................................................................41

9 Performance evaluation ............................................................................................................................................................................42

9.1 Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation ............................................................................................42

9.1.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................42

9.1.2 Evaluation of compliance ......................................................................................................................................44

9.2 Internal audit .........................................................................................................................................................................................45

9.3 Management review ........................................................................................................................................................................46

10 Improvement .........................................................................................................................................................................................................47

10.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................47

10.2 Nonconformity and corrective action ..............................................................................................................................47

10.3 Continual improvement ...............................................................................................................................................................48

10.3.1 Opportunities for improvement ......................................................................................................................48

10.3.2 Implementation of continual improvement ..........................................................................................49

Annex A (informative) Examples of activities, products and services and their associated

environmental aspects and environmental impacts, risks and opportunities,

and actions ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................50

Annex B (informative) Phased approach to implementing an environmental management

system (based on ISO 14005) ...............................................................................................................................................................57

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................59

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www.iso.org/directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www.iso.org/patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the meaning of ISO specific terms and expressions related to conformity assessment,

as well as information about ISO’s adherence to the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following URL: www.iso.org/iso/foreword.html.

The committee responsible for this document is Technical Committee ISO/TC 207, Environmental

management, Subcommittee SC 1, Environmental management systems.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO 14004:2004), which has been technically

revised.
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Introduction

Achieving a balance between the environment, society and the economy is considered essential to

meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their

needs. Sustainable development is a goal achieved by balancing the three pillars of sustainability: the

environment, society and the economy.

Organizations, whether public or private, large or small, in developed or in emerging economies, have

an impact on the environment and can be affected by the environment in return. There is a growing

understanding that human development and well-being are contingent on preserving and conserving

our natural resources, upon which all human activity and productivity depend. Achieving sound

environmental performance requires organizational commitment to a systematic approach and to

continual improvement of an environmental management system.

Societal expectations are driving the need for improved management of the resources necessary

to support human development, through greater efficiency, transparency and accountability for

all organizations. There are growing pressures on the environment, from climate change, over-

consumption of resources and the challenges created by degradation of ecosystems and the loss of

biodiversity.

The aim of this International Standard is to provide organizations with guidance for a common

framework, in order to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a system to support

better environmental management. This environmental management framework should contribute

to the long-term success of the organization and to the overall goal of sustainable development. The

framework of a robust, credible and reliable environmental management system is shown in Figure 1.

It includes:
— understanding the context in which the organization operates;

— determining and understanding the relevant needs and expectations of interested parties, as they

relate to the environmental management system of the organization;

— establishing and implementing an environmental policy and environmental objectives;

— top management taking a leading role in improving environmental performance;

— identifying aspects of the organization’s activities, products and services that can result in significant

environmental impacts;

— identifying the environmental conditions, including events, that can affect the organization;

— considering the organization’s risks and opportunities that need to be addressed in relation to its:

— environmental aspects;
— compliance obligations;
— other issues (see 4.1) and requirements (see 4.2);
— increasing awareness of the organization’s interaction with the environment;

— establishing operational controls, as appropriate, to manage the organization’s significant

environmental aspects and compliance obligations, and risks and opportunities that need to be

addressed;

— evaluating environmental performance and taking actions, as necessary, for its improvement.

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Figure 1 — Environmental management system model for this International Standard

The outcomes of a systematic approach to environmental management can provide top management

with quantitative and qualitative data that enables informed business decisions that build long-

term success and create options for contributing to sustainable development. The success of the

environmental management system depends on commitment from all levels and functions of the

organization, led by top management. The opportunities include:

— protecting the environment, including the prevention or reduction of adverse environmental

impacts;

— controlling or influencing the way products and services are designed, manufactured, distributed,

used and disposed;

— using a life cycle perspective to prevent environmental impacts from being unintentionally shifted

elsewhere within the cycle;

— achieving financial and operational benefits that can result from implementing environmentally

sound alternatives which strengthen the organization’s market position;
— communicating environmental information to relevant interested parties.

In addition to enhanced environmental performance, the potential benefits associated with an effective

environmental management system include:

— assuring customers of the organization’s commitment to demonstrable environmental management;

— maintaining good public and community relations;
— satisfying investor criteria and improving access to capital;
— enhancing image and market share;
— improving cost control;
— preventing incidents that result in liability;
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— conserving input materials and energy;
— designing more environmental friendly products;

— facilitating the attainment of permits and authorizations and meeting their requirements;

— promoting environmental awareness among external providers and all persons doing work under

the organization’s control;
— improving relations between industry and government.

It is possible for an organization to operate an integrated management system that can align with

requirements from quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management systems,

for example. This approach provides opportunities to reduce duplication and builds in efficiencies.

Examples and approaches are presented throughout this International Standard for illustrative

purposes. They are not intended to represent the only possibilities, nor are they necessarily suitable

for every organization. In designing and implementing, or improving an environmental management

system, organizations should select approaches that are appropriate to their own circumstances.

Practical Help Boxes are intended to provide additional information to support the guidance contained

within this International Standard.
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Environmental management systems — General guidelines
on implementation
1 Scope

This International Standard provides guidance for an organization on the establishment,

implementation, maintenance and improvement of a robust, credible and reliable environmental

management system. The guidance provided is intended for an organization seeking to manage its

environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of

sustainability.

This International Standard helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental

management system, which provides value for the environment, the organization itself and interested

parties. Consistent with the organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an

environmental management system include:
— enhancement of environmental performance;
— fulfilment of compliance obligations;
— achievement of environmental objectives.

The guidance in this International Standard can help an organization to enhance its environmental

performance, and enables the elements of the e
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