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Difficulties in implementing ISO 14001

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Difficulties in implementing ISO 14001

What are the difficulties to implement the standard?

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ISO 14001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

ISO 14001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Feb 11, 2021

Let us consider two main barriers to implement the standard: a technical barrier and an organizational barrier.

Technical barriers are less frequent and derive from what is needed to close gaps in terms of compliance obligations and significant environmental aspects. Typical issues are lack of technical expertise, high capital costs, and sunk costs associated with the current operations.

Organizational barriers are more frequent and include things like lack of top management leadership and commitment, lack of communication, and people attitude.

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