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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Apr 20, 2018

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When determining the environmental objectives for an organization you should start by the environmental policy. An environmental policy is not written on the air based on abstractions, it is a top management statement based on choices after an environmental assessment. For example, a small service organization can have as significant environmental impacts things like: emissions that could affect local air quality and/or generate greenhouse gas emissions after employees transportation to customers sites where they perform services; landfill occupation with urban wastes generated, …

Now, consider that among all significant environmental impacts top management decided that emissions from transportation and recyclability are very important and were included as commitment to improve performance in the environmental policy. In that case, Reducing air emissions by changing part of the fleet to electric cars or by usin g more public transportation can be a general objective. Increasing solid waste segregation and establishing targets for recyclability can be another genera objective.

The following material will provide you information about environmental objectives:

- ISO 14001 – How to Use Good Environmental Objectives - https://advisera.com/14001academy/blog/2019/08/27/key-iso-14001-benefits-to-customers/nowledgebase/how-to-use-good-environmental-objectives/
- Ensuring that environmental objectives are aligned with the company’s strategic direction - https://advisera.com/14001academy/blog/2017/02/06/ensuring-that-environmental-objectives-are-aligned-with-the-companys-strategic-direction/
- Environmental Objectives and Plans for Achieving Them - https://advisera.com/14001academy/documentation/environmental-objectives-targets-and-programs/
- free online training ISO 14001:2015 Foundations Course - https://training.advisera.com/se/iso-14001-internal-auditor-course/o-14001-foundations-course/
- book - THE ISO 14001:2015 COMPANION – A A Straightforward Guide to Implementing an EMS in a Small Business - https://advisera.com/books/the-iso-14001-2015-companion/
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