ISO 14001 Consulting, Training & Certification
With certified Environmental Auditors on staff, Eagle Force has proven expertise to effectively and economically help both large and small organizations meet their environmental goals.
Eagle Force's Approach
Our process is that an environmental management system needs to be built around the needs of the organization rather than the requirements of the standard. As such it is important to understand the goals and objectives of the organization and build those into the environmental management system. The primary driver for ISO 14001 certification in America has been customer requirements. The result of this is that many organizations create unnecessarily complicated and ineffective environmental management systems. Focusing first on the organization’s needs has helped Eagle Force develop lean, easy to manage systems that have been certified with no findings time after time.
Reasons To Use Eagle Force
It is important to work with a consulting group that has certified Environmental Auditors on staff. It is also important to be sure that a consulting group has in depth knowledge of how environmental and quality management systems can be integrated for maximum results with minimum resources. Having an Eagle Force certified Environmental Auditor on your consulting team is going to help ensure that your environmental management system is respected and accepted by both registrars and OEM’s.
Integrating ISO 14001 with ISO 9001
There are synergies to be gained by integrating an environmental management system with the quality management system. Ask us how to do this. One benefit is that environmental objectives are elevated to the same level as the quality objectives. ISO 14001 clauses that easily lend themselves to integrating with ISO 9001 include:
- Document Control
- Control of Records
- Internal Audits
- Management Review
- Corrective & Preventive Actions
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A gap analysis is an activity designed to evaluate the existing system against the environmental management requirements, identify the gaps, and develop an action plan to close those gaps so that the system then conforms. Part of the activities of this gap analysis & planning would be spent in training in the requirements and the recommended actions. A deliverable from the gap analysis would be a report showing strengths, weaknesses, and areas that need to be addressed.
The primary complaint of most organizations is lack of senior management support. This one-hour management overview is designed to present to senior management the benefits of an improvement based ISO 14001 environmental management system. Once top management sees that an environmental management system can actually reduce operating cost, top management support is never an issue.
Topics covered include:
- Why most organizations do not benefit from ISO 14001
- How you can create an improvement based system
- How your management system effects competitive advantage
- How to effectively manage top management objectives
- The Ten-Step approach Eagle Force Consulting uses to implement the system
This activity involves identifying the key environmental processes and defining their environmental aspects and impacts using a tool developed by Eagle Force
This activity involves establishing:
- Environmental Objectives and Targets
- Environmental Management Programs
- Operational Control
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Compliance Evaluation
To have a truly robust management system there needs to be a suitable documentation system. Documents need to be brief, to the point, applicable to the organization, and easy to understand and use. Eagle Force Consulting has developed templates along these lines to facilitate the development of a documented system. It is not necessary to re-invent the wheel.
Internal Auditor Training
A strong, solid internal audit program is essential to the development and continual growth of an improvement based ISO 14001 management system. In many cases the environmental internal auditing can be melded with the existing internal auditing program so that there would be no need to maintain two separate systems. Eagle Force Consulting has developed the premier internal auditor training course available. Most of the lessons are taught in a Socratic-style using actual case studies. Internal audits must evolve with the management system, with emphasis changing from documentation to implementation to effectiveness. Auditors in this course learn how to perform process-based internal audits in each of these phases.
Outsourced Internal Audits
Eagle Force has a team of highly qualified environmental auditors that are also performing certification audits for registrars so they know exactly the kind of internal audit that is useful for your company. Many organizations are finding it cost effective to contract out the internal audit function to Eagle Force. For more information click here to go to our Internal Audit page (which we have to develop).
The Environmental Management Representative is not only the key person in maintaining an improvement based ISO 14001 system, but also has the greatest opportunity within the organization to make a positive impact in the competitive advantage. One of Eagle Force’s primary objectives is to see that this person is a success.
Management Review, when done properly, will have dramatic positive effects on the organization. This is intended to be a top management meeting in which all management are interacting and involved. Eagle Force Consulting has developed methodologies to facilitate this dynamic management review.
Eagle Force Consulting has developed a highly effective Corrective and Preventive Action methodology. Effectiveness here is dependent upon identifying and addressing the actual root-cause. The best solution may not be eliminating the root-cause, but in interrupting the sequence. This Eagle Force consulting methodology was developed by our president and patterned after the NSTB’s highly effective program.