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Interpretation of risks in ISO 14001

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Interpretation of risks in ISO 14001

How to interpret "risk" in new ISO 14001. It is not only the risk for environmental accidents is it? It seems to be much broader.
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Strahinja Stojanovic Jan 20, 2017

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By definition from ISO 14001, the risk is effect of uncertainty . The standard requires organization to identify and address risks and opportunities regarding environmental aspects, compliance obligations and other issues emerging from context of the organization.

The purpose of addressing risks and opportunities is to give assurance that the EMS (Environmental Management System) can achieve its intended outcomes, prevent, or reduce, undesired effects, including the potential for external environmental conditions to affect the organization and achieve continual improvement.

For more information about risks and opportunities, see: Risks and opportunities in ISO 14001:2015 – What they are and why they are important https://advisera.com/14001academy/blog/2016/03/07/risks-and-opportunities-in-iso-140012015-what-they-are-and-why-they-are-important/
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