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Processes vs. Procedures

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Processes vs. Procedures

What is the difference in the Processes versus Procedures in 14001?
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ISO 14001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

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ISO 14001 DOCUMENTATION TOOLKIT

Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Strahinja Stojanovic Feb 24, 2017
Do you have some type of template to help make the process easier to document?
Were really under the gun because we missed this when we were first looking into the transition from 2004 to 2015 and now we have to submit all paperwork to our auditor by 3-13-17.

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The process represent set of interrelated or interacting activities which transforms inputs into outputs. The key for a process is that it takes an input, performs some activities using that input, and then creates an output. On the other hand procedure is a “specified way to carry out an activity or a process.” So, when you have a process that needs to occur in one specific way, and you have specified how it is to happen, you have a procedure.

It is important to note that not every process needs to have a procedure. For instance, if you have a process that you only buy product from an approved supplier, but you do not have a defined way to add a supplier to that list, then you have a process but not a procedure to go with it.

We do have process procedures for ISO 14001:2015, they are part of our documentation toolkit, but they can also be purchased separate. Here you can download free preview of the toolkit https://advisera.com/14001academy/iso-14001-documentation-toolkit/
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