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Including opportunities in ISO 14001 register

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Including opportunities in ISO 14001 register

I have the environmental aspect and impact register with control measures in places however I have been asked to include opportunities, please can I get an example of opportunities?

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Carlos Pereira da Cruz Aug 16, 2021

About risks and opportunities in ISO 14001:2015 I recommend reading Annex A.6.1.1. What does your organization want from the environmental Management System (EMS)?

https://www.screencast.com/users/ccruz5284/folders/Default/media/251ea67c-cd40-4465-908e-14cddbd60f16

How is this done? With a set of action plans:

https://www.screencast.com/users/ccruz5284/folders/Default/media/bf850849-e208-4f95-bb58-93fba4685729

Risks and opportunities are:

https://www.screencast.com/users/ccruz5284/folders/Default/media/eade82e8-3d97-44e1-93b5-6ad8100ed605

What A6.1.1 tell us is:

  • Look into your list of environmental aspects, which can create risks and opportunities. Your significant aspects can generate significant impacts and those can be seen as risks and opportunities
  • Look into your list of compliance obligations, are there risks of failing to comply, or opportunities to be better than compliance obligations?
  • Look into your context and interested parties, which can create risks and opportunities? For example, trends in environmental legislation, trends in neighborhood or client’s sentiment about your organization’s environmental performance.

Currently I’m working with an industrial organization where we considered as opportunities:

  • Starting to use solar energy in order to reduce CO2 emissions
  • Starting to use water-based adhesives in order to reduce use of volatile organic compounds
  • Change waste operators in order to reduce amount of wastes going to landfill
     

Think about your environmental objectives and determine actions that can improve your performance towards them.

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