|ISO 14000 (ISO 14001) Requirements||MasterControl Features|
|( ISO 14001 Clause 4.4.4, 4.4.5 )|
Operational requirements include documentation of environmental policy and environmental management system and controlling records pertaining to both.
To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl Documents automates routing, escalation, approval, and delivery of SOPs, policies, and other documentation. Provides a centralized Web-based repository that's secure, but at the same time accessible to all authorized users. To further ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl provides automatic revision control to ensure that only the current version of an SOP is available. When a user makes a change in the InfoCard (the MasterControl tool that provides basic information for every record), the user must enter a reason for the change. The system tracks these changes and makes them available through reports.
|( ISO 14001 Clause 4.4.2 )|
An organization must ensure that employees whose jobs could potentially have a significant environmental impact are competent. It must identify training needs, deliver training and awareness programs, and maintain training records.
To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl Training automates assignment and monitoring of training tasks and grading of online exams. Allows sequencing of training courses, so after a prerequisite is completed, the next course is automatically launched. Provides group sign-off feature for verifying training of large groups of employees.
|( ISO14001 Clause 4.5.3 )|
An organization must establish and maintain management procedures to correct nonconformances and to achieve ISO 14000 Certification.
To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl CAPA integrates the corrective and preventive action process with other quality processes. Provides best-practice "8D" process that guides the quality team through every step of CAPA. A CAPA form can be launched directly from another form (i.e., a nonconformance report). Automatically enters relevant data into a CAPA form, reducing data entry and eliminating errors from manual transfer of information. Provides customizable reporting capabilities to help managers monitor entire quality management life cycle.
|( ISO 14001 Clause 4.5.5 )|
An organization must perform internal environmental management audits.
To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl Audit™ automates, streamlines, and effectively manages the audit process. Provides advanced tracking capability, from scheduling and planning to execution and completion. Offers best practice forms for tracking basic audit information and audit findings. To further ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl automates scheduling of all recurring audit-related activities and provides analytics and reporting capability for increased management visibility.
|( ISO 14001 Clause 4.6 )|
An organization must review the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of its environmental management system.
One of the best ways to assess the effectiveness of a company's environmental management system is by gathering customer feedback, especially complaints. To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl Customer Complaints™ streamlines the complaint-handling process and reduces the lifecycle from submission to resolution. A simple, three-step process is incorporated in a pre-configured, multi-page form that starts with processing of a complaint, moving to internal investigation, and culminating with issue resolution.
( ISO 14001 Clause 4.5.3, 4.4 )
ISO 14000 certification requirements include correction of nonconformities, including modification of documents to deal with nonconformities, and at the same time maintaining procedures to control documents.
To ensure ISO 14000 certification, MasterControl Change Control™ streamlines the entire change control procedure for faster turnaround. It offers a best-practice form that incorporates priority level and prompts risk assessment and classification of the change as low, medium, or high. Customizable reports provide real-time status of change control tasks and the entire quality system.