The ISO 14000 and ISO 14001 series was designed to incorporate environmental aspects into manufacturing operations and product quality standards. ISO 14000 and 14001 comprise the world's most recognized environmental management system framework. These standards are applicable to organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to multinational companies.
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The above white paper lists the standards required by ISO 14000 and ISO 14001 series. It also discusses specific requirements and how MasterControl addresses them, including:
ISO 14000 consists of a family of standards that address various aspects of environmental management. The very first two standards, ISO 14001 2004 and ISO 14004 2004 deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001 2004 provides the requirements for an EMS, and ISO 14004:2004 provides general EMS guidelines.
The other standards and guidelines in the family address specific environmental aspects, including labeling, performance evaluations, lifecycle analysis, and communication and auditing.
Some of the ways in which ISO 14000 benefits companies are listed below:
Because everything in ISO is connected with everything else, in addition to ISO 14000, standards you may want to be familiar with (and that MasterControl can help with) include: ISO 9000 in particular ISO 9001 2000 (this is a general quality management standard) ISO 13485 (which deals with medical device quality requirements for regulatory purposes); and ISO 14971 (which covers risk management standards for medical devices).
To learn more about MasterControl and how MasterControl solutions can streamline compliance with the standards of ISO 14000, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.