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Key Bene fi ts of ISO 14001 Help in management of resources, energy, and waste as a measure of cost reduction, Reliable and build a corporate image, The impact on the environment is measured, scrutinized, and controlled, Comply with the regulations and create awareness, The environmental performance of the whole supply chain improves, Serve as a protective tool, Cut down the insurance costs, and Attract customers and business partners. ISO 14001 Certi fi cation The ISO 14001 EMS certi fi cation is accomplished through an audit process which comprises of two stages: ISO 14001 Stage 1: Preassessment ISO 14001 Stage 2: Certi fi cation Fig. 14 ISO 14001 label. Source 96 K. Amutha
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ISO 14001 EMS certi fi cate will be issued only on successful completion of the audit process. The certi fi cate once issued is valid for three years, and every year mandatory audits are conducted in order to ensure compliance. By the end of the valid period, a reassessment audit is required to get certi fi ed for the next span of three years. The ISO 14001 EMS certi fi cation requires a company to have the following ISO 14001 compliant documents, procedures, processes, and policies: Environmental manual, Environmental policy, Environmental aspect and impact procedure, Environmental legal and other requirements procedure, Environmental objectives, targets, and programmes, Adequate resources to maintain the EMS, Communication, documentation, and record procedures, Environmental compliance and internal audit procedures, ISO 14001 operational control and emergency procedures, Environmental monitoring, ISO 14001 nonconformity, corrective, and preventative action, and EMS management review. 5.2 ISO 14020 Environmental Labelling ISO 14020 consists of a series of standards that provides global recognition for business organizations. They also offer credible international benchmarks against which the organizations set standards for labelling of their products (Fig. 15 ). ISO 14020 Environmental Labels and Declarations ISO 14024 Environmen tal labelling Type I ISO 14021 Self-declared environmental claims Type II ISO 14025 Environmental declarations Type III Fig. 15 ISO 14020 group of standards Sustainable Practices in Textile Industry 97
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5.2.1 ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations: Environmental Labelling Principles and Procedures ISO 14024 is a global standard established for environmental labelling which includes selection of: Product categories, Product environmental criteria, and Product function characteristics. It is commonly termed as ecolabelling . This standard serves as a benchmark for the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). The selection of product categories for ecolabelling begins with a feasibility study for establishing the product categories and then the preparation of proposal (speci fi cally for the interested parties) which summarizes all its components, fi ndings, and the considerations. The selection of product environmental criteria deals with the decisions on fi nal criteria based on the
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