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Audit your business with an ISO 14001 self-assessment checklist

You can use this self-assessment checklist to check meaningful environmental aspects which need controlling and focus. It can help companies gain self-awareness to further improve the environmental management system. This checklist includes evaluation of air emissions, waste and water management systems, handling and storage, soil and groundwater protection, noise control, and other environmental impacts. Attach photo evidence of any issues identified during the inspection and create reports on the spot using Lumiform.
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General Information
What is the nature of business?
Air Emissions
Do you make air emissions?
Do you control air emissions?
Do you have objectives and goals for air emissions?
Do you have documented procedures for classifying, monitoring and regulating air emissions?
Have you attended training for air emissions methods?
Have you audited these methods?
Do you have a site plan showing emission points?
Waste Water Management
Do you produce waste water?
Do you control waste water discharges?
Do you have targets for waste water discharges?
Do you have documented systems for identifying, controlling and controlling waste water discharges?
Have you convoyed training for waste water discharge methods?
Have you audited these methods?
Is any waste water discharged straight into rivers/streams/canals?
Is stormwater on your site unloaded directly into rivers/streams/canals?
Is any waste water handled on your site?
Do you have a site plan showing drainage plans and discharge points?
Waste Management
Do you produce or handle any of the following?
• Solid waste
• dangerous waste (e.g. flammables)
• Special waste (e.g. metals/oil residues)
• Clinical waste (e.g. healthcare waste)
Do you control your waste streams?
Do you have objectives and targets for dealing with waste?
Do you have documented methods for identifying, controlling and controlling waste?
Have you attended training for your waste management methods?
Have you audited these methods?
Do you have a Waste Management licence?
Do you have duplicates of Licences for your waste transporters or disposal sites?
Do you have a record of consignment/transfer notes?
Do you have a site plan of waste generation and deposit points?
Do you dispose of any waste on your site?
Do you treat any waste on your site?
Handling and Storage
Do you control/store hazardous materials?
Do you have any of the following?
• Storage tanks that are underground?
• Storage tanks that are above the ground?
• Bulk storage?
Do you have site plans of storage areas?
Do you have methods for managing storage places, spills, and potential contamination?
Do you conduct any integrity testing of underground storage tanks?
Soil and Groundwater Protection
Was there any proof of soil and groundwater contamination in the past?
Have you administered any soil and groundwater contamination reviews?
Did you notice any soil or groundwater contamination?
Have objectives and goals been established to remediate this soil or groundwater contamination?
Did you remediate this contamination?
Noise Control
Have you set any objectives and goals to manage external noise?
Do you have methods for controlling external noise?
Have you attended training regarding your noise monitoring methods?
Do you have any sensitive sound receptors? (e.g. residents, neighbours)
Have you audited these processes?
Are controls imposed on you by regulatory authorities?
Resource Consumption
Do you control water consumption?
Do you control energy consumption?
Do you have any objectives and goals directed at resource waste?
Do you control the consumption of raw materials?
Do you have any recycling/reuse/remodelling initiatives for goods, materials and methods?
Other environmental impacts
Have you thought about any of your activities giving rise to...
... Visual impact?
... Odour?
... Vibration?
... Dust?
Do you produce, use or store polychlorinated biphenyls?
Do you have any radioactive roots/causes?
Do you produce, use or deposit any ozone-depleting substances?
Are there any special system considerations in the operations, developments or actions at your site?
Do you, in any part of your activities or properties, join activities that support the interests of wildlife?
Other issues
Are there any special demands on your methods or products that associate to human health or life?
Are your products or services practised in warfare in any way?
Are your products or services applied to control the growth of flora or fauna in any way?
Supply Chain Impact
Have you talked with your suppliers regarding their environmental consequences?
Do you have any impact on your suppliers to increase their environmental impact?
Environmental Aspects Identification
Have you attended an exercise to recognise the environmental aspects of your actions, products or services?
Have you determined important environmental results?
Do you have an environmental policy?
Multiple Sites
Do you have more than one site that is to be included in your Environmental Management System (EMS)?
Please give a short description of the formation of your EMS.
Any recommendations?
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A ISO 14001 Self-Assessment Checklist is a tool used to evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s environmental management system. This checklist is comprised of questions and criteria that help to assess the overall performance of a company’s environmental management system. It is used to determine if a company is compliant with the ISO 14001 standards, which are internationally recognized guidelines for environmental management. The checklist helps to identify any areas of noncompliance and can also be used to identify potential areas of improvement. This self-assessment checklist is an invaluable tool for any organization looking to ensure that their environmental management system is up to the highest standards of environmental performance.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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