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ISO 14001

The utilization of ISO standards are voluntary, which gives a company with a complex environmental foot print a choice about what aspects of the operational process to commit to the ISO standard.
What are the steps a company must take to make a determine if an ISO 14001 is to be implemented or not and why? After reviewing these steps would you still describe a company as being "lucky" or proactive in determining their use of ISO 14001?

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A company must take several steps to determine the need for ISO 14001 in the organization. First of all, top level commitment from the organizational management must be secured to proceed ahead in this direction. The organization should conduct a baseline assessment of its current environmental practices, the impact of its various activities on environment, compliance with existing laws and regulatons and all other factors pertaining to environmental ...

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The utilization of ISO standards are voluntary, which gives a company with a complex environmental foot print a choice about what aspects of the operational process to commit to the ISO standard.
What are the steps a company must take to make a determine if an ISO 14001 is to be implemented or not and why? After reviewing these steps would you still describe a company as being "lucky" or proactive in determining their use of ISO 14001?

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